Get the Gringo (2012) - Rotten Tomatoes

Get the Gringo (2012)




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Movie Info

Mel Gibson finds new life in a Mexican jail after getting caught at the border with $4 million dollars of Mobster money in this production from former first assistant director turned helmer, Adrian Grunberg. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovimore
Rating: R (for strong bloody violence, pervasive language, some drug use and sexual material)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Mel Gibson, Stacy Perskie
On DVD: Jul 17, 2012
Twentieth Century Fox


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Critic Reviews for Get the Gringo

All Critics (54) | Top Critics (3)

Those who miss the days of Gibson's hardened movie characters will be in for a treat with Get the Gringo, a genuinely gritty, hard-boiled action-noir tale.

Full Review… | November 25, 2013

Gibson, for all his offscreen controversy, still has his star-quality charisma, and Grunberg is a worthy protege for the Oscar-winning writer/actor/director.

Full Review… | October 2, 2012

Get The Gringo is a passable addition to the action genre but it might have been better had the need to keep Gibson's fan base happy not been so pressing.

Full Review… | September 27, 2012
We Got This Covered

This is a return to form for [Mel Gibson], playing a hard-edged tough-nut with personality. And it's easily his most charismatic role in over a decade.

Full Review… | September 13, 2012

Things start off a little too cute with that self-aware, annoying post-Pulp Fiction faux-clever tough-guy winking narration, but it kind of straightens up a bit once the story kicks in.

Full Review… | September 4, 2012

an entertaining but trashy crime drama

Full Review… | August 30, 2012
The National

Audience Reviews for Get the Gringo


Gibson plays a Yankee con artist/thief thrown into a Mexican prison: level 1. Gibson plays the type of action star of a Hollywood con movie, wherein he is smarter, better than anyone else, and letting the audience in on the action so that they can feel as if they are smarter, better than anyone else: level 2. Gibson is a disgraced Hollywood star (he said Jews are bad in a town run by Jews) attempting to slick his way back into good graces by producing a golden egg, because they can't resist gold ...
The location and the immersion in the Latino culture is refreshing, the look at Mexican prisons informative. The plot: predictable. S'okay, but nothing to write about on Rotten Tomatoes about.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Very entertaining, albeit not particularly exciting prison/heist/con film, that shows Gibson in the same form he's been in around the times of Payback. His character here is as charming and clever as ever, but things go a bit too smoothly most of the time, so there isn't exactly a major thrill about any of it. The location of the run-down Mexican prison also doesn't make for a very versatile setting. The result is still enjoyable thanks to the leading man and a few pretty clever turns.

Jens S.

Super Reviewer

Known as "How I spent my summer Vacation" in the UK?! A strange and quirky film set in a Mexican prison, which feels more like a mini city for of bad guys. This didn't get much hype, and I didn't know what to expect which possibly made me like it a bit more. It feels a bit gritty and rough around the edges compared to a lot of Mel Gibson's films, but it was still a decent watch if nothing spectacular. Reminded me of Payback a little.

Dean King

Super Reviewer

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