Get the Gringo
Get the Gringo (2012)

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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Rated: R
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DVD Release Date: July 17, 2012
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Superbly constructed, pithily scripted and absurdly entertaining.

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Kofi Outlaw

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.

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Eric Melin

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.

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Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter

Almost invigorating in its disreputability; it's both cheesy and striking, corny and bold, dismissible and yet strangely appealing for its singularity.

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Alan Diment
We Got This Covered

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.

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James Luxford
The National (UAE)

an entertaining but trashy crime drama

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Richard Haridy

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.

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Matt Looker

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.

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Witney Seibold

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.

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Kevin M. Williams
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Jens S.
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Dean King
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Cynthia S.
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