Bravo (1998) from Tuna

Bravo, Carlos Bravo

He was a Mexican Secret Service agent, fired for sleeping with the president's daughter (Maribel Oporto). He decides to work as a Mariachi. Meanwhile, the president has managed the largest cocaine seizure in Mexican history. When the bad guys decide to crash a party at the presidential residence and hold all of the guests til they get their drugs back, guess which mariachi band is playing the gig?

Maribel shows breasts during the sex scene with Bravo, and two unknowns are seen topless in a pool with the bad guy. Bravo, of course, takes on the entire army of attackers, rescues everyone, and wins the girl. 


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Very little is available on line about this film, and I suspect that the DVD was the first time this was shown anywhere. It is a very respectable action film, sort of like a Van Damme movie, but with a more likable star. 

DVD info from Amazon

  • no widescreen, no features

Scoopy's notes:

I love the idea of an unemployed Mexican secret agent working as a mariachi. I guess all the bullfighting jobs were filled. Does he like his Tequila Martini shaken, or stirred?

The Critics Vote

  • Maltin 2.5/4

The People Vote ...

  • With their votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters score it 5.8, 
IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is a C+.

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