Get the Gringo Reviews

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Richard Haridy
Quickflix
November 25, 2013
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 | Original Score: 4/5
Kofi Outlaw
ScreenRant
October 2, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
Alan Diment
We Got This Covered
September 27, 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 | Original Score: 5.5/10
Matt Looker
TheShiznit.co.uk
September 13, 2012
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 | Original Score: 4/5
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com
September 4, 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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
James Luxford
The National
August 30, 2012
an entertaining but trashy crime drama
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Witney Seibold
CraveOnline
August 25, 2012
It could have been too quirky for its own good, [but] as it stands... "Get the Gringo" is surprisingly good, coming out of left field the way it did.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
July 30, 2012
Get the Gringo is a gritty film with some grizzled punch. Gibson himself gives a strong performance as a hardened criminal that still has some heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Scott Weinberg
TwitchFilm
July 19, 2012
Might not be a Lethal Weapon-style comeback for Mel the Action Star, but it works well enough as a double feature with Gibson's underrated Payback.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 26, 2012
Full of violence and blood-spattered gunplay, it's a visually grotty film buoyed mainly by Gibson's never-say-die performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Alice Tynan
The Vine
June 20, 2012
Gibson embraces the crazy and turns Get the Gringo into some good ol pulpy fun.
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie
June 14, 2012
A film that's akin to a Mexican Guy Ritchie flick. The mix of gangsters and gunplay works well and there is a dry sense of humour that runs throughout most of the film's dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tom Clift
Moviedex
June 6, 2012
Gibson dusts off his tough-as-nails, devil-may-care persona
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 4, 2012
Get the Gringo sees the return of bad ass Mel, the macho-macho man, all gravelly voice, misanthropic sadness and two-steps-ahead conman.
CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)
June 4, 2012
Gibson's character gives a ten year old kid (who becomes a major character, without ever becoming a brat) a cigarette, and the kid lights it up and smokes it. Try getting MGM, Universal, Paramount or Disney to release that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
June 3, 2012
The lead role didn't necessarily require someone younger but it needed an actor with more flair and charisma.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Ed Gibbs
The Sun Herald
May 27, 2012
Whether there's an agenda underpinning the film or not, Gibson is clearly back in his element here, with plenty of wind still in his sails.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
May 22, 2012
It hardly matters that Mel, rigid as a dried out cadaver, has but a hint of his former on-screen confidence; no one is going to see it.
Philip French
Observer [UK]
May 12, 2012
The near incomprehensible plot involving his dealing with crooked cops and businessman on both sides of the Rio Grande is of little interest except as an excuse for fights, chases and the anti-hero's redemption.
May 12, 2012
Love or loathe Gibson, he is hard to resist in this tantalizing tale of hard knocks, winners and losers, as he reminds us of what made him a big screen star in the first place.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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