The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

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Our best guess for you: 3.4 stars

Average of 528 ratings: 3.4 Stars

2005 M Contains Violence, Offensive Language & Sex Scenes.

Tommy Lee Jones stars in and directs this darkly comic western set on the Texas-Mexico border. After accidentally killing a man, heartless border patrol officer Mike (Barry Pepper) quickly buries the body in an unmarked grave. But ranch foreman Pete Perkins (Jones) learns of his friend's death, kidnaps Mike and drags him on a harrowing journey to Mexico to bury the man in his hometown. Julio Cesar Cedillo, January Jones and Dwight Yoakam co-star.

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121 minutes
Nat. Film & Sound

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Widescreen 2.35:1
English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby 2.0
Commentary with Tommy Lee Jones, Dwight Yoakam & January Jones

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4 by Amy_J

This is one of those modern Westerns that does a great job of matching a plot that is ambling, yet engaging and intriguing, to the languid and dangerous Texas/Mexico setting. Tommy Lee Jones is unexpectedly... Read more

2 by Glen22

This film was beautifully shot and had a strong set up in the first half. It was let down by its second half and an unsatisfactory ending. Could have been so much more.

5 by Mydus

This movie is one of my top 10 movies. From beginning to end the tale, cinematography the way the tale went back on itself, a really great movie. I have seen it now 4 time.

2.5 by Lady

Disappointed in this movie - despite the excellent cast

3.5 by Chunkylover53

Aaron Yap loved it, the reviewer in the local paper said it's the best film he ever saw. So maybe you should disregard my 3.5 stars. Great scenes, like The Assassination of Jesse James. Dark humor... Read more

3.5 by Watchem

A quirky flick,slow pace with honed acting made this movie well worth the watch. Many underlining themes and threads take their time to unravel with danger always present.

4 by optimus_prime2

Really enjoyed this movie. Odd subject, odd pace... a bit of an odyssey. Tommy Lee is a bit of a favourite for me so that might have been part of the appeal. Sit down with a bottle of good quality tequila and enjoy

3 by bilz0r

A slowly paced film, focused on the portrayal of the people who make up small town Texas. Pete Perkins (Tommy Lee Jones, who also directs) is the silent cowboy who struggles against the bigoted police... Read more

4 by Flingo

This movie won't be for everyone. The style employed dictates that you have to concentrate to keep up with the split timeline and enjoy the transformation of the shallow gringo that Barry Pepper portrays... Read more

1 by ShereeF1

This is what happens when actors get so rich that they can afford to star in, produce and direct their own movie and it doesn't matter if the movie is total rubbish.

This movie was a total waste... Read more