DVD A Night in Old Mexico

DVD A Night in Old Mexico
DVD A Night in Old Mexico
Run time: 103 min
Rating: 6.0
Genres: Drama
Director: Emilio Aragón
Writers: William D. Wittliff
Stars: Robert Duvall, Jeremy Irvine, Angie Cepeda
Forced to give up his land and his only home, cantankerous Texas rancher Red Bovie isn’t about to go quietly to the dismal trailer park that’s all he can now afford, and instead goes off with his grandson Gally – son of his long-estranged son Jimmy – for one last wild and woolly adventure during a night in Old Mexico. Written by ANIOM Casting Breakdown
Country: Spain, USA
Release Date: 9 May 2014 (Spain)
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Budget: $2,000,000 (estimated)


  1. A Night in Old Mexico was well-received in its North American Premiere at the SXSW Film Festival. Some of our great actors age poorly and take easy money making roles (such as Robert DeNiro in Last Vegas and the Meet the Parents series), but Robert Duvall is still doing some serious acting. In A Night in Old Mexico, he plays a character that is likely not that different from himself. He plays a crazy old Texan united with his wayward grandson and looking to have a last thrill ride in south of the border. In some ways, the role is reminiscent of Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman. The thrill ride takes a few unbelievable twists and turns, but it is still enjoyable to see how much spunk the old fellow still has. I'm not sure this will get much of a wide release, but if you have a chance check it out. Duvall remains a worthwhile entertaining old curmudgeon in old Mexico.

  2. 'A Night in Old Mexico' is a simple movie, a story about an old man named Red who has lost everything; one last fling to Mexico with his newly found grandson. This film: between Red (Duvall), Gally (Jeremy Irvine) and Patty (Angie Cepeda), three people looking for their place– shows the bond formed between all three.

    This was a good movie, but I felt like it was entirely because of Duvall. The vet actor stood up so strong against Jeremy Irvine (war horse). I don't think Irvine is a bad actor at all, but matched up against Duvall, just in the reading of dialogue, Duvall would say something and make it sound real, while Irvine often sounded a little forced and fake.

    Good actors can take rough dialogue and make it Hamlet's 3rd soliloquy. He carried the movie, made it enjoyable and believable–I actually cared what happened to him and felt things.

  3. Once again, Robert Duvall delivers like few others can. The cast, story line and everything about the movie was grand. His co stars, while I was unfamiliar with them prior to this, were so outstanding. Movie drew me in right from the start and held me fully. Only disappointment I had with the movie was that it had to end. No matter what role Mr. Duvall plays, he is so very convincing and makes you feel like he is someone you know personally. The scenery was outstanding as well with such a great soundtrack. Its sad that ranchers and farmers alike face the devastation of losing the homes and land that they have worked so hard on due to the way things are these days. I will purchase it on DVD as soon as it is available and look forward to watching it time and time again. Instant classic.

  4. I doubt I've ever seen a Robert Duvall movie that was not worth watching and the same can be said of this one. Duvall plays a cranky old coot not ready to take up the rocking chair and I hope he isn't ready for a long time. A decent premise to the movie and several places that make you smile. If you like crotchety hard-headed old folks this is the movie for you. While in all respects a slow movie I didn't regret a minute. I wish IMDb didn't require ten lines for a review because I doubt I've had ten lines to say about any movie.But it's nice to be able to give one a good review, one that isn't cr*p found footage and one where the acting enabled the suspension of disbelief for a couple hours.

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