YMMV / El Mariachi

  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: The One-Shot-Wonder of the dog with giant sunglasses.
  • Cult Classic
  • Memetic Mutation: Anyone carrying two guitar cases full of firearms (Such as in Total Overdose) is likely going to be referencing this movie.
  • Misaimed Fandom: A harmless example. The film was hugely successful on the American indie circuit at least partially because it was a foreign-language film, which Americans took to mean that it was a chić art film. Rodriguez would later admit that it's actually a parody of low-budget, Direct-to-Video Spanish-language action movies and was intended as a black comedy. It's safe to assume that he doesn't have many complaints otherwise.