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Mel Gibson finds new life in a Mexican jail after getting caught at the border with $4 million dollars of Mobster money in this production from former first assistant director turned helmer, Adrian Grunberg. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Superbly constructed, pithily scripted and absurdly entertaining."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"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."
‑ Kofi Outlaw, ScreenRant
"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."
‑ Eric Melin,
"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."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Gibson embraces the crazy and turns Get the Gringo into some good ol pulpy fun."
‑ Alice Tynan, The Vine
"Almost invigorating in its disreputability; it's both cheesy and striking, corny and bold, dismissible and yet strangely appealing for its singularity."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter
"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."
‑ Alan Diment, We Got This Covered
"an entertaining but trashy crime drama"
‑ James Luxford, The National
"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."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Twitch
"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."
‑ Cameron Williams, The Popcorn Junkie
"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."
‑ Richard Haridy, Quickflix
"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."
‑ Matt Looker,
"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."
‑ Witney Seibold, CraveOnline
"Full of violence and blood-spattered gunplay, it's a visually grotty film buoyed mainly by Gibson's never-say-die performance."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
"Gibson dusts off his tough-as-nails, devil-may-care persona"
‑ Tom Clift, Moviedex
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