800 Balas (800 Bullets)
800 Balas (800 Bullets) (2002)

A hyperstylized tribute to spaghetti westerns courtesy of fearless Spanish director Alex de la Iglesia, 800 Bullets finds young Carlos (Luis Castro) striking out on his own in search of his long-lost father. Swiping his shrewish… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: March 15, 2005
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Dave Kehr
New York Times

The Spanish wild man Alex de la Iglesia delivers a disappointingly well-behaved film with this sentimental comedy about a boy's reunion with his lovably eccentric grandfather.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

800 Bullets has funny moments, but it also has a lot of drag time.

Sean Axmaker
St@tic Multimedia

... a tribute to the magic of movies and moviemaking set and shot in Almeria, Spain (home to scores of sixties westerns).

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Robert Dominguez
New York Daily News

Bizarre, bawdy and totally enjoyable.

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Jorge Morales
Village Voice

Álex de la Iglesia's charming comedy celebrates the resilient power of dreams, memories, and the movies.

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Keith Breese

This isn't one of de la Iglesia's vitriolic works

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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times

It thinks it's cute, but it's as charming as an old drunk going on about how he knew Eastwood back in the day.

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Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Lazy slapstick, farfetched melodrama and some fleeting nudity add up to a film that will mean little to those who aren't devotees of the genre.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Pays homage to the golden age of spaghetti Westerns and gleefully skewers the romantic image of cowboy righteousness that fuels American theme parks, country music, political campaigns and cigarette ads.

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