Bandidas (2006)

Salma Hayek and Penélope Cruz wanted to make a film together so they got their writer/director/producer friend, Luc Besson to come up with Bandidas (2006). A creepy looking Dwight Yoakam and the hilarious Steve Zahn are also along for the ride in this western comedy.

Bandidas is no Blood Diamond, Babel, or Bobby, but if you’re looking for a Friday night rental that will make you laugh, then this film should keep everyone happy. It certainly helps that it stars two of the most beautiful actresses in Hollywood.

The Bandidas (Hayek and Cruz) become a pair of bank robbers to combat the man in black (Yoakam). He’s out of control, ripping off the Mexican people and shooting anyone who gets in his way.

Steve Zahn, in his toughest role yet, plays the love interest to the two Bandidas. Imagine having to sit naked, take after take while Salma Hayek and Penélope Cruz fight over who gets to kiss you next. What an awful job!

I have watched plenty of western comedies and Bandidas is full of the usual clichés but for some reason it works for me. It could be the script by Luc Besson, the ‘bullet-time’ gun fight or the babes with guns and knives. I don’t know. Give it a spin and let me know what you think.

Bandidas website.

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