Critic Consensus: Gringo rounds up a bafflingly overqualified cast for a misfire of a comedy that's fatally undermined by its messy plot, poorly conceived characters, and obvious debts to better films.
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Critic Reviews for Gringo
I left the theater vaguely annoyed - as if the filmmakers had thrown away some promising ideas and elements in weaving together a thoroughly generic chase movie and pretending it's something special by employing ineffective stylistic choices.
Director Nash Edgerton and screenwriters Anthony Tambakis and Matthew Stone do a fine job of juggling the multiple story lines, moving things along at an entertaining clip.
It can't decide whether it wants to be magnificently toxic or merely mediocre.
Dust off those spec scripts, all you as-yet-unsuccessful scribes - Hollywood's apparently paying anyone these days.
Audience Reviews for Gringo
Like a Mad Magazine story about the greed of capitalists gone mad this has it's moments. The story concerns one middle manager type (David Oyelowo) who discovers in the course of living his life that everyone he knows is into some sort of money hustle and is dissing him behind his back because he isn't. And so he decides to get in on the action. Joel Edgerton and Cherlize Theron are great as backstabbing lovers, and the action moves along briskly enough. I had some fun with this.
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