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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Tommy Lee Jones
Barry Pepper
Julio Cedillo
Dwight Yoakam
January Jones
Melissa Leo
Directors
Tommy Lee Jones
Screenwriters
Guillermo Arriaga
Running Time
121 minutes

The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada
Tommy Lee Jones stars and directs.


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The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada

Plot
Boorish border patrol officer Mike Norton (Pepper) semi-accidentally shoots an illegal immigrant (Cedillo) dead. Local law enforcement turns a blind eye, but the dead man’s buddy (Tommy Lee Jones) has other ideas, forcing Norton on a bizarre pilgrimage to bury the body in Mexican soil.


Verdict
Grizzled Texan Tommy Lee Jones has made an exceptionally moving, surprisingly funny, often beautiful film, packed with unforgettable moments and note-perfect performances.


Reviewed by Rob Fraser

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