4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Passionate and powerful film - even if not one of my favorites,
This review is from: Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (DVD)
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Not often a movie would make both the Best and the Worst movies ever made list and "Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia" is one of them. One thing is for sure - it is hard to forget. It is certainly not my favorite movie ever made and I found it sometimes laughable - not once but twice, the guards of the important persons would let a suspiciously looking stranger go and talk to their bosses not even trying to search him for a weapon. But there is a lot of power and intensity and genuine feeling of despair, and incredible acting by Warren Oates (Bennie) and the rare chemistry between him and Isela Vega (Elita) and the poignant friendship between Bennie and ...the head of Alfredo Garcia. When I watched it, I kept thinking, "Dead man walking" and by the end, it has become clear to me that the movie was about dead men - everyone in the movie was doomed. It brought to my mind the ancient Greek legend about the head of Gorgona Medusa that would turn to stone any mortal who dared to look at it. The legend actually works in the movie because every man who dared to look at it (including El Jefe, the rich and powerful man who gave the order to bring him the head of Alfredo Garcia). The only male who avoided the curse of the head, was a newborn son of Alfredo - he escaped with his mother.
3.5/5 or 7/10