Get the Gringo (Film Review)


Plot

After stealing money, the Driver (Mel Gibson) is caught, convicted and locked away in a Mexican prison. Inside, he finds himself fighting other criminals and he must try to save a boy and his mother.

Pros

The acting was fine, with Mel Gibson returning to what he does best. He plays highly flawed characters beautifully, which is likely due to his troubled life outside of acting. The story was different and unique. I liked the visuals, with the dirty Mexican prison and the bleak American streets.

Cons

The movie wasn’t perfect, some of the supporting cast was weak and the story could have been tightened up at points. Some important characters are introduced too late while others are done away with without really a mention.

 

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