Speaking of movies that promised big stars but ended up disappointing fans, this cool Gore Verbinski action comedy joins Pitt and Julia Roberts – possibly the two biggest movie stars world at the time – but left them wanting more.
Like “Kalifornia,” this movie is remembered for less of a Pitt role but has a lot of good going for it. The two main leads are clearly in love with each other, a James Gandolfini before “Sopranos” shines as a gay hitman, and there’s solid support from JK Simmons, Bob Balaban… it’s all hit teased by a cameo like Harry Lime in Immortals Gene Hackman.
All of the above are jokes to find a place in the search for an almost mythical antique pistol, with Pitt playing the role of a goofy errand runner for the crowd. This is the first time seeing the “odd pitt” on the list, as his character enjoys El Caminos, stumbles across Mexico and nearly gets killed half a dozen times; his character feels like a distant cousin to Pitt in “Burn Before Reading.” But in the end, although “The Mexican” does its best to be a good, quirky movie, it often turns out to be oddly boring.
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