Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)

An American bartender and his prostitute girlfriend go on a road trip through the Mexican underworld to collect a $1 million bounty on the head of a dead gigolo.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 22, 2005
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82%
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86%

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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Nora Sayre
New York Times

The movie's main problem is that the protagonist -- the dead head -- is a bore.

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Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

It plays like a pulp noir thriller by way of a road movie of the damned, marinated in mescal and left to rot in the desert sun.

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Cole Smithey
Daily Radar

Fermented in a tragic romanticism placed firmly in a no-man's land between liberation and capitalism, Sam Peckinpah's 1974 thriller is a film that sticks in your mind's eye like a lingering sun spot.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The movie is some kind of bizarre masterpiece. It's probably not a movie that most people would like, but violence, with Peckinpah, sometimes becomes a psychic ballet.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Intense gruesome crime melodrama that's set in modern Mexico.

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Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Em seu filme mais pessoal, Peckinpah cria um anti-herói trágico que, através de cotidiano repleto de crueza e miséria, alcança uma improvável redenção através de suas ações e intenções tortuosas.

Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

It's distinguished by some truly original moments but also marred by a ramshackle narrative that leans a bit too heavily on regurgitated themes and stylistic flourishes.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

For Peckinpah, nothing is so ennobling as to face death in Mexico for the right reason.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

It stands as one of Peckinpah's more daring films.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Sam Peckinpah's films have always been an intense experience to watch. His style was unmatched by any other filmmaker. The main reason here is the fact… More
Tim Salmons
Not all moments in this film are winners - specifically the first half of the film. It's all spent getting to know Bennie and his… More
Mister Caple
Sam Peckinpah's next to last real masterpiece was also the film that nearly destroy his career as one of Hollywood's most maverick filmmakers both… More
AJ Verser
Another movie I want to see again sometime, I don't remember it well.
Pierluigi Puccini
Only as dark as Peckinpah's own notions of life. This man's tarnished soul is reflected by a superb Warren Oates, his misogyny, a hopeless… More
Michael Gildea
The first hour of Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia was one of the most gruelingly dull movieviewing experiences of my life. Yes, Sam Peckinpah perfectly… More