Lists: Action, Thriller, Crime / Heist, Revenge

Brief Synopsis: "We pick up the story as a continuation of "El Mariachi," where an itinerant musician, looking for work, gets mistaken for a hitman and thereby entangled in a web of love, corruption, and death. This time, he is out to avenge the murder of his lover and the maiming of his fretting hand, which occurred at the end of the earlier movie."

Overall Ranking: 1230 (Rank from 1995: # 20)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 25%
Regular 75%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Jim Carrier85 - Robert Rodriguez wrote and directed this action-packed flick with Antonio Banderas shooting everything in sight while hardly ever reloading & Salma Hayek looking scorching hot. Cameos by Cheech Marin, Steve Buscemi, Quentin Tarantino & Danny Trejo make this movie more fun & exciting. It's a classic guy movie.
David Baruffi80(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest75
Dan O'Neill65(full review)

People Involved

  • Antonio Banderas (El Mariachi)
  • Salma Hayek (Carolina)
  • Joaquim de Almeida (Bucho)
  • Cheech Marin (Short Bartender)
  • Steve Buscemi (Buscemi)
  • Carlos Andrés Gómez (Right Hand)
  • Quentin Tarantino (Pick-Up Guy)
  • Tito Larriva (Tavo)
  • Angel Aviles (Zamira)
  • Danny Trejo (Navajas)
  • Abraham Verduzco (Niño)
  • Carlos Gallardo (Campa)
  • Albert Michel Jr. (Quino)
  • David Alvarado (Buddy)
  • Angela Lanza (Tourist Girl)
  • Elizabeth Rodriguez (Mariachi Fan)
  • Robert Rodriguez (Director)

  • Included in Achievement Trios...

  • Mexico Trilogy from Robert Rodriguez