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The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, 2005

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
Directed by: Tommy Lee Jones
Language:  English, Spanish
Country:  USA, France
Runtime:  121 min
MPAA Rating:  R
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The mood of The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada is gloomy, atmospheric, and rough. The plot centers around reluctant partners, immigrants, and lone wolves. It is a drama and western movie. Stylistically, it is episodic, involves twists and turns, and has a road movie structure. In approach, it is serious and realistic. The pacing is slow. It takes place, at least partly, in the wilderness. The setting is Texas, Mexico, and South America. It happens in contemporary times. It is known for being critically acclaimed and an award winner. Note that it includes violent content.

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Tommy Lee Jones takes his second turn in the director's chair with THE THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA,... more

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Language: English, Spanish
Country: USA, France
Release date: 12 January 2006
Runtime: 121 min

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Barry Pepper Barry Pepper As Mike Norton
Julio Cedillo Julio Cedillo As Melquiades Estrada
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There are complications, extremely cleverly worked out. Jones is in just about every scene in this taut, provocative film.
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Outstandingly realized on all levels.
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An astonishing performance by Tommy Lee Jones, and a story that is both touching and tough at the same time. This can be viscious one moment, and make you tremble with sadness the next. In the end, however, I truly doubted the authenticity of how...
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20.March.2009 |  by: sethdellinger
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a great, dramatic story about friendship, immigrants, loyalty and forgiveness. the acting and directing by Tommy Lee Jones are superb and the writing by Guillermo Arriaga once again does the trick (he wrote 21 Grams and Babel). The movie is touching...
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