Get the Gringo (2012)
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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, Rovi
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Critic Reviews for Get the Gringo
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Audience Reviews for Get the Gringo
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.
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.
A bold, slick, stylish and tough-as-nails crime-thriller. It packs a pure wallop and keeps you on the edge of your seat. A total blast. A rich in character and well done film for action junkies and will love Gibson in this film. Mel Gibson is back and at his very best, he gives a great and gritty performance, showing us why he`s a film star to begin with. It`s a great comeback for Mel as a classic and likeable anti-hero, it`s his best film in years. Gibson couldn't be any better than this. A cool as hell and hard-boiled action-packed thriller. A real blast of pure enjoyment. This movie rocks and rocks profoundly. A grim and intense mixture of story, action and humor. It`s Payback meets Midnight Express. A solid, gripping, funny and explosive thrill-ride from start to finish. A great piece of explosive action entertainment. It packs just as much fire-power as it does smarts and surprises.
Get the Gringo Quotes
|Driver:||Was this a prison or the world's shittiest mall?|
|Driver:||[to surgeon holding the liver] Put it back.|
|Driver:||[looking at a watch with a figure of Jesus and the Virgin Mary] Holly Rolex.|
|Driver:||[inmate to Driver] Shoes PUTO.|
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