I know that most people know this, but I still find it amazing that it only cost Rodriguez $7000 to make this film! It's incredible and it's proof that storytelling and the writing are the most important things in engaging your audience. Although pretty violent, El Mariachi is a pretty clean cut movie that is a lot of fun to watch and free of a lot of BS that most other action films contain. The acting isn't great, but it works with the low budget feel of this film. There are a lot of awesome scenes in this unforgettable movie. After watching it you'll feel like everyone who hasn't seen it is missing out. Above all, the movie has a lot of self-awareness and never takes itself too seriously!