3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Jones shakes you in a way you do not see coming. His movie is a powder keg."
"[The film] strikes both fresh and familiar chords, most of them pleasingly dissonant. Directed with a steady hand and an eye for eccentric detail..."
New York Times
"THREE BURIALS has some savvy scenes of small-town gossip and adultery..."
"Tommy Lee Jones has been a strong and witty presence in the movies, and in directing himself he has reached the pinnacle of his career with THE THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA."Los Angeles Times
4 stars out of 5 -- "[E]vocative of Peckinpah's death-drenched Mexican masterworks THE WILD BUNCH and BRING ME THE HEAD OF ALFREDO GARCIA."
"Beautifully shot by Chris Menges and expertly acted by Barry Pepper...Dwight Yoakam...and, most compelling of all, Jones, this is a film that, for all its echoes of other cross-border excursions, is genuinely original."
Sight and Sound
5 stars out of 5 -- "The magic of THREE BURIALS lies in Jones' understated, hugely affecting performance."
4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] tough, touching and darkly comic directorial effort."Ultimate DVD