When I first saw the trailer for the film, it would seem like “The Mexican” was going to be a romantic comedy. The film has some romance (although hardly since Roberts and Pitt have so little screen time together) and many funny moments, but the movie has one too many dark moments, which I thought were totally unnecessary. They should have tamed it down a bit or edited some of them out.
“The Mexican” was entertaining for the first two-thirds, but sort of loses its way near the end. However, the movie had enough amusing sequences to keep us watching, and the performances are competent. Julia Roberts charms us once again with her smile, and Brad Pitt is reliably good, but it is James Gandolfini who leaves a good impression playing a humanized mobster.
This is an average movie that could have been a lot better.
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