¡Three Amigos!

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

Already Hollywood has-beens by 1916, a trio of Western serial stars (Martin, Chase and Short) receive a cable offering them muchos pesos to strut their stuff in a Mexican village. Little do they know that they are expected to take on the forces of a vicious bandit (Arau) terrorising the village. Western spoofs are never notable for original plots, and this is no exception. Nevertheless, it revels in the cornball clichés of the low-budget oater, and benefits from amiably innocent performances. The characterisation is paper thin, and Landis' timing as sloppy as ever; but if you enjoy brainless slapstick that allows space for irrelvant absurdities like a singing bush and an invisible swordsman, it's entertaining enough.


Release details

104 mins

Cast and crew

John Landis
Steve Martin, Lorne Michaels, Randy Newman
Chevy Chase
Steve Martin
Martin Short
Alfonso Arau
Tony Plana
Patrice Martinez
Joe Mantegna
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