Driver is on the run with a million-dollar bag of loot he has just stolen. The solution? Go to Mexico of course! This lands him in a Mexican jail with no friends and nobody he can turn to except a young Mexican boy.
Mel Gibson (Driver), Kevin Hernandez (Kid), Daniel Cacho (Javi), Jesus Ochoa (Caracas), Dolores Heredia (Mom), Peter Gerety (Embassy Guy), Roberto Sosa (Carnal), Peter Stormare (Frank), Mario Zaragoza (Vasquez).
Get the Gringo starts off with a burst of action that sets up the rest of the movie quite nicely. Once Driver is put into the Mexican prison things slow down a bit as drama takes over from action for a while. As the story evolves suspense comes into the picture and action begins to start rolling again. The film finishes with the requisite happy ever after ending which was actually quite fitting.
Acting was good with Gibson delivering another fun performance melding drama with humor. Hernandez did well playing against Gibson, as did Heredia. The remainder of the supporting cast was solid and added good depth to the film.
Camera work was decent. Sets and backgrounds felt fairly realistic if somewhat simplistic. Physical effects were well done and Gibson can still pull off being a macho-man for a while. Dialogue was decent though subtitles got a bit frustrating after a while. Sound and soundtrack were well enough.
Overall Get the Gringo was a pretty good Action Adventure flick. Nothing really new here, and no big surprises, so just sit back and enjoy the fun.
With strong violence, foul language, drug use, and some sexuality save this one for older teens and above.
Get the Gringo is no longer showing in any Littleton, Colorado movie theatres.
Star rating: 3 out of 5
Genre: Action Adventure, Action Thriller, Crime Action & Adventure
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