GET THE GRINGO (Theatrical Release USA 2012)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.6|5.0 Starsììì

Get the Gringo investigates the world that criminals brew when like minds are placed within isolated environments and allowed to live in a community they create. While the movie begins with a bang, it is troubled in multitudinous ways from its script to timing of events to redundancy in story line to its predictable ending. But, it, somehow, despite these factors, redeems itself with a sort of ‘off-side view’ of a unique inside seat into the criminal mindset.

Storyline

Driver (Mel Gibson), dressed in a clown mask, crashes his car through a United States/Mexico border fence to escape pursuing United States authorities. Driver's buddy (Rafael Valdez) is bleeding to death in the vehicle’s back seat from a gunshot wound. The $2,000,000 they have stolen is quickly confiscated by corrupt Mexican authorities and Driver finds himself incarcerated in a Mexican prison.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Adrian Grunberg for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Len Blavatnik, Vicki Christianson, Mark Gooder, and Ann Ruark for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Kid (Kevin Hernandez), Kid’s Mom (Dolores Heredia), and Javi (Daniel Gimenez Cacho).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. There is a certain freshness to this story that makes it worth a one-time watch.

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