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Latina heartthrobs Salma Hayek and Penélope Cruz co-headline the rousing indie Western Bandidas. The brainchild of producer/screenwriter Luc Besson (La Femme Nikita, The Big Blue), Bandidas marks one of only a handful of films in its genre (along with Bad Girls, Cattle Annie and Little Britches, and Johnny Guitar) to use women as its principals, and distinguishes itself further by adding hefty doses of comic relief to the Western formula. Hayek and Cruz play Sara and Maria, respectively -- two women whose fathers (one a banker, the other a peasant farmer) are each wiped out by a nasty, vile,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 62%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A nominal action-comedy that fails to provide either excitement or amusement."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"This is essentially a buddy comedy with cleavage, and quite a bit at that."
‑ Felix Gonzalez Jr., DVD Review
"Never has a film with Luc Besson's fingerprints on it popped so little, but only directors Joachim Roenning and Espen Sandberg are to blame for the film's lack of imagination."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"It's shameless, and silly, and very entertaining."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Film Threat
"a heist western that is devoid of thrills, sizzle, or any real humor"
‑ Chris Cabin,
"Silly, breezy fun, fueled by playful chemistry between its charismatic, appealing stars."
‑ Randy Cordova, Arizona Republic
"[C]harmingly goofy..."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"It's incredibly inconsequential, buttery entertainment, but it'll surely put a smile on your face if you can find a way to appreciate its rambunctious spirit."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"Luc Besson deve ter uma lábia fabulosa para ter conseguido convencer duas atrizes estabelecidas a se sujeitarem a este tipo de chauvinismo pavoroso."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Bandidas comes from writer/producer Luc Besson, and it has the same kind of brisk, lightweight comic action as films like Wasabi (2001) and The Transporter (2002)."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"a pleasant surprise, especially for what is basically a DVD release... and it helps to have two gorgeous women headlining the film"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"όποια ελπίδα για σοβαρή δράση,"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"This is a 'summer movie' if I ever saw one. Release it already!"
‑ JoBlo, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
More reviews for Bandidas on Rotten Tomatoes

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