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The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada Review

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4.0

Dave White Profile

… a sense of humor that's as pitch-black as a decomposing corpse. Read full review

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  • 4.0
    77

    out of 100

    Metascore®
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  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    In an era when hundreds of lives are casually destroyed in action movies, here is an entire film in which one life is honored, and one death is avenged.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    An unabashed descendant of "Bring Me the Head." This time, though, it's an entire corpse that gets hauled through the desert, and that's not all that's being toted. So is a hefty parcel of racial correctness.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    I admired the leisure and intensity of this morality tale.

  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    Jones displays a firm hand at the helm -- you sense that he is well within his comfort zone in this environment -- and performances including his own are lively and convincing.

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