The Mexican

2001 R 2h 3m DVD

The Mexican

2001 R 2h 3m DVD
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Bumbling career thief Jerry Welbach (Brad Pitt) travels south of the border to retrieve a priceless pistol nicknamed "The Mexican" for his mob boss. Trouble is, his nagging girlfriend, Samantha (Julia Roberts), wants him to quit thug life and turn over a new leaf. Can Jerry get the revolver -- which carries a deadly curse -- back to his boss and salvage his relationship? Gore Verbinski directs.
Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, James Gandolfini, David Krumholtz, Gene Hackman, Luis Felipe Tovar, Bob Balaban, Jeremy Roberts, Sherman Augustus, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Ernesto Gómez Cruz
Gore Verbinski
Widescreen 2.35:1
English: DTS 5.1 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie is very violent, with a lot of shooting, graphic injuries, and the deaths of important characters. A woman commits suicide when her lover is killed. Characters drink and smoke and one character is drunk. There are mild sexual references, including a homosexual relationship. Some of the Mexican characters could be considered stereotypes, but then so could some of the American characters.

Sexual Content

Some sexual references.


Very violent, several deaths, including major characters.


Strong language.

Social Behavior

Tendency to sterotype Mexican nationals.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Drinking and smoking, character drinks too much.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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