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Get the Gringo Reviews

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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
April 30, 2012
Get the Gringo is a superficial attempt to get Gibson back to his badass best.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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.
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-
May 11, 2012
A less than subtle attempt to get him [Gibson] back to the renegade action star roles with which he made his name.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 11, 2012
[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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
May 1, 2012
It's too soon to tell but a technology like this is going to need a surprisingly-good flick to draw viewers to it. Get the Gringo is not a surprising flick in any way, unless you find mediocrity surprising.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 1, 2012
Get The Gringo isn't exactly the movie that will make you forget all of Gibson's personal travails.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 10, 2012
All of the swaggering attitude is just too much for a film that has absolutely no point to it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
May 10, 2012
Co-written by Gibson, Grunberg and Stacy Perskie, the result is an enjoyable enough ride - one that even the most rampant Gibson-hater would find difficult to dislike.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
August 30, 2012
an entertaining but trashy crime drama
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 6, 2012
Gibson dusts off his tough-as-nails, devil-may-care persona
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
May 10, 2012
I cannot imagine what compelled Mel Gibson to star in something like this, but I am glad that he did.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
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