Friday, January 19, 2007

Movie Review -- Bandidas

I rented a movie with a friend last night that was a pleasant surprise. The cover had Penelope Cruz & Salma Hayek, which isn't a bad start for the cover of anything, but doesn't give you any clues about the quality of the movie. I'd never heard of it, so I figured it was a direct to video probably crappy release.

It turns out to be not a bad little film. The plot is rather predictable (two girls from opposite sides of the robber-baron railroad tracks set out to be bank robbers and avenge their murdered fathers) but the production values, costumes, and acting are actually quite good. Dwight Yoakam is a great slime-ball/bad guy. It's also paced quickly enough that it never gets boring. Good Friday night with a bottle of wine kind of movie.

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