9.30PM, ELEVEN ★★ ★ ★
The Mexican just puts Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts together and lets the superstar sparks fl y. But director Gore Verbinski doesn’t take the easy way home. He keeps the stars apart for much of this surprisingly edgy left- ofcentre road movie and – believe it or not – much more of a punch is packed as a result. Though Pitt and Roberts – superbly cast as off - again, on- again lovers Jerry Welbach and Samantha Barzel – have their moments together at either end of a rather ropey caper tale, it is not their stellar pairing that will stay in your mind. What burns its own unique niche in the memory is Roberts’ unlikely chemistry with the late James Gandolfi ni ( of TV’s The Sopranos) as a sensitive hitman.