Though it's billed as a tribute to the great spaghetti Westerns of the '60s,
800 Bullets feels closer to '80s kids' adventure-fantasy movies: Take one
disaffected child, toss him or her into a dangerous environment, he saves the
day, roll credits. Here, young Carlos (Castro) bolts from his neglectful mother
in search of a grandfather who claims to have once labored as Clint Eastwood's
stunt double and now performs in a pathetic Wild West show for tourists. The
goofy comedy completely loses its way in its third act, as director Álex de la
Iglesia musters a wearying climax for his mild misfire.