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Get the Gringo Reviews

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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
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
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
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.
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-
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
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
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph (UK)
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
Brian Tallerico
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
Willie Waffle
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
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
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
Witney Seibold
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
Vincent Renwick
The List
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
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
Matt Looker
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
James Luxford
The National (UAE)
August 30, 2012
an entertaining but trashy crime drama
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tom Clift
June 6, 2012
Gibson dusts off his tough-as-nails, devil-may-care persona
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
Shaun Munro
What Culture
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
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
Top Critic
Peter Debruge
April 24, 2012
Mark Adams
Screen International
May 15, 2012
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