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Energetic and hard-hitting, Get the Gringo plays squarely to its lead actor's strengths as a skilled portrayer of men put through physical and emotional hell. Read critic reviews

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A youngster helps an American career criminal (Mel Gibson) learn to survive behind the walls of a brutal Mexican prison.

Cast & Crew

Daniel Giménez Cacho
Javi
Jesús Ochoa
Caracas
Dolores Heredia
Kid's Mother
Bob Gunton
Thomas Kaufman
Scott Cohen
Frank's Lawyer
Adrian Grunberg
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Mel Gibson
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Stacy Perskie
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Ann Ruark
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Benoît Debie
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Bernardo Trujillo
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Critic Reviews for Get the Gringo

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  • [Gibson] and the boy make the kind of cross-generational double act that deservedly went out of fashion with Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, although it's superficially toughened up with bad language and cigarettes.

    May 11, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • [A] lively, non-PC caper-thriller, with touches of Elmore Leonard and Quentin Tarantino...

    May 10, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The plot thickens to the density of Semtex, then explodes.

    May 10, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • A superior genre effort, even if its chances of setting the box office on fire are less than zero.

    May 10, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Superbly constructed, pithily scripted and absurdly entertaining.

    May 9, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The closest Mel Gibson's come to playing Martin Riggs since the last Lethal Weapon.

    May 6, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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