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Get the Gringo (2012)

Get the Gringo

Overview


Genre

Drama, Thriller

Release Date

May 01, 2012 (VOD)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

95 min.

Studio

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Adrian Grunberg

Producer

Stacy Perskie, Bruce Davey

Screenwriter

Mel Gibson, Adrian Grunberg, Stacy Perskie

Starring

Story


The story of Driver, a career criminal who is picked up by the Mexican police as he desperately tries to cross the border in a car stuffed full of stolen cash. The police take the cash and dump him in the infamous El Pueblito prison - a hell on earth where the prison gangs run the show. Driver has no ID or fingerprints but he still gets a visit from a corrupt American Embassy official who has heard about the money. If Driver doesn't find a way of paying him off while he's inside, then he's going to let the authorities know where Driver is. And it won't be long before the guys he stole the money from find him too. Driver knows it is sink or swim. He hooks up with a young boy who shows him how to survive in the prison, but the kid has a terrible secret. He shares a rare blood type with Javi - the criminal who ruthlessly controls the prison and everyone in it. The kid is Javi's life insurance policy and he has doctors on standby to transplant his liver whenever the time comes. But Driver has other ideas and pretty soon he devises an audacious plan to escape with the kid, the kid's mother and the money.

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Mel Gibson stars as Driver in 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment's Get the Gringo (2012)
Kevin Hernandez in 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment's Get the Gringo (2012)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..what makes Gibson so interesting in his masochistic fantasy pictures is that you can't quite ever get a bead on where his characters are coming from..”
by Tony Dayoub [Cinema Viewfinder]
“..the plot with the money is a bit twisted and a bit hard-to-follow, but then, that's an element that marks this kind of scuzzy crime movie..”
by Witney Seibold [Crave Online]
“..gibson's sensibility remains one that chuckles at carnage and sees torture as the most effective way to ratchet up audience sympathies..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]