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The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2006)

3 Ratings: 4.3
Art House & International and Westerns movie

One of the most acclaimed films of 2005,The Three Burials of Melquiades Estradamarks the assured and worldly-wise directorial debut of veteran actor Tommy Lee Jones. While the majority of critics and Oscar®-voters heaped praise upon the "gay cowboy" … see full wiki

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Genre: Foreign, Western
3 reviews about The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada...
review by . January 09, 2007
What a delicious surprise when I pick up a movie based on a friend's recommendation, guessing it is more his taste than mine, not always a match, but then find... such treasure that it quickly flies to the top of my favorite flick pile. Such is Three Burials.     If I gave this recommendation credence prior to viewing, it was mostly because the movie's lead, Texas ranch foreman, Pete, is played by Tommy Lee Jones, who also directs. I've long been a Jones fan, enamored with his …
review by . July 16, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
Tommy Lee Jones' 'The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada' reinvents the Western by making it modern with a fresh rendering of old themes and plot. The movie straddles the Texas-Mexican border with illegal immigrants filtering into a hot, sleepy Texas town. Mike Norton (Barry Pepper) has just joined the border patrol and settled into a mobile home with his pretty young wife. He is a selfish, distracted, and overly zealous new recruit who uses brutality to be successful on his new job. Meanwhile, …
review by . June 07, 2006
Tommy Lee Jones makes an impressive debut as a director with this superlative atmospheric film based on the writing of Guillermo Arriaga who has proved his mettle with such screenplays as '21 Grams' and 'Amores Perros'. This is one of those rare 'westerns' where the plot is woven so tightly into the scenery that it takes a legion of excellent actors to unravel it. And Jones has found those actors and has directed them in a mesmerizing story about friendship and the promises extracted from it.     …
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