The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
  • R
  • 2h 1m
  • 2005
Certified Fresh85%
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Oscar winner Tommy Lee Jones (Best Supporting Actor, The Fugitive, 1993) directs and stars in this poetic and striking modern-day Western. Peter Perkins (Jones) is a veteran cowboy who embodies the values of the old west, living in a small Texas town bordering the U.S. and Mexico. He hires Melquiades Estrada as a ranch hand and quickly befriends the man. But when Estrada is gunned down under mysterious circumstances, Perkins takes justice into his own hands and kidnaps a trigger-happy border patrolman (Barry Pepper - Saving Private Ryan), forcing Perkins to unearth Estrada's body and accompany Perkins on horseback on the long and treacherous journey through the frontier mountains and back roads of Mexico to bring his friend's body home.
© 2005 EuropaCorp and Javelina Film Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh85%
Critics Consensus: Tommy Lee Jones' directorial debut is both a potent western and a powerful morality tale.
Entertainment Weekly

June 21, 2017
Globe and Mail
Rick Groen

This isn't a film that demands to be enjoyed in order to be remembered -- one way or the other, it...

June 21, 2017
Orlando Sentinel
Roger Moore

With all due respect to that important, quasi-controversial, most-honored film of last year, this...

March 13, 2019
Miami Herald
Rene Rodriguez

[A] long, kooky, immensely absorbing picture, which forges the elegiac cruelty of a Cormac McCarth...

March 13, 2019
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  • Release Date:December 14, 2005
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