Three Amigos!

1986

Three Amigos!

Critics Consensus

Three Amigos! stars a trio of gifted comedians and has an agreeably silly sense of humor, but they're often adrift in a dawdling story with too few laugh-out-loud moments.

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Three silent movie actors known as the "Three Amigos" travel to a small Mexican town for what they think is a public appearance in this mild comedy. Instead, they realize they have been mistaken for their screen characters, where the townspeople ask them to help fight an evil bandit.

Cast

Steve Martin
as Lucky Day
Chevy Chase
as Dusty Bottoms
Martin Short
as Ned Nederlander
Joe Mantegna
as Flugelman
Josh Gallegos
as Bar Patron
Fred Asparagus
as Bartender
Gene Hartline
as Silent Movie Bandido
William B. Kaplan
as Silent Movie Bandido
Sophia Lamour
as Silent Movie Senorita
Santos Morales
as Telegrapher
Tino Insana
as Studio Guard
Craig Berenson
as Telegram Delivery Boy
Kai Wulff
as German
Joshua Gallegos
as Bar Patron
Norbert Weisser
as German's Friend
Brian Thompson
as German's Other Friend
Abel Franco
as Papa Sanchez
Betty Carvalho
as Mama Sanchez
Benita
as Rosita
Jeff O'Haco
as Bandido
Loyda Ramos
as Conchita
Carl LaFong
as Tortoise
Randy Newman
as Singing Bush
Rebecca Underwood
as Hot Senorita
Brinke Stevens
as (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Three Amigos!

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  • Nov 15, 2013
    A classic '80s screwball comedy, Three Amigos! delivers a ton of laughs. Mistaking the silent movie stars the Three Amigos for real-life gunslingers, a woman from a small Mexican village seeks out their help in combating a group of bandits. Starring Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, and Martin Short, the casting is quite impressive. Written by SNL creator Lorne Michaels, the comedy is also especially good, and is tailored to the strengths of each of the lead actors. Still, the story is formulaic and predictable. And, there are some problems with the tone and pacing of the film. But despite having a few issues, Three Amigos! is incredibly fun and entertaining.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 07, 2012
    John Landis has had a very spotty career. And, as much as I wanted to really like this, it is unfortunately one of his misses. The concept is a mixture of a few things, namely The Seven Samurai/The Magnificent Seven with the whole shtick about actors who get confused for the characters they play, but end up becoming like their characters. The specific plot for this high concept involves three recently fired silent era actors known for playing singing, dancing, fighting mariachis who get hired by a naive Mexican woman to save their village from a band of marauders. Due to some mixups, the trip think they're being hired for a special public appearance, not (initially) realizing that the bullets being fired at them are real this time. The director is there, the cast (Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Martin Short) are there, and the concept is definitely there, so I have no idea what happened here. This movie is shockingly flat, dull, not really all that funny, and just a real missed opportunity. Almost all of the jokes fall flat, everything just feels really stale, contrived, and dumb, and I kept being reminded of all the better movies that this film apes off of and fails to be a successful farcical send up of. Yeah, the music (the score primarily) is good, and there's a couple of moments that did make me genuine laugh, but I really can't remember what they are sadly. Everyone seems to be on autopilot, and I just can't stress enough how dull and disappointing this is. When I saw Roger Ebert's one star review, I was surprised at how he could have disliked this movie so much. Now that I've seen it myself, it's painfully obvious. I thought that Spies Like Us was a dull effort from Landis, but this makes that one look like a damn masterpiece.
    Chris W Super Reviewer
  • Jul 14, 2011
    fresh, original, funny, a rousingly fun time to watch. it's absolutly a charmer. randy newman's songs are fun and catchy to hear. but the real reason why this was a hillarious success was the three stars of the show. A
    Juan C Super Reviewer
  • May 21, 2011
    Funny and memorable, Three Amigos!, gonna make a lot of people laugh. Martin, Chase and Short are a amazingly ensemble.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer

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