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Get the Gringo (2012)

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Get the Gringo (2012)


Mel Gibson
Kevin Hernandez
Dolores Heredia

Directed by Adrian Grunberg

Distributed by 20th Century Fox Home entertainment

Get the gringo is a direct to DVD movie that I had the chance to see this afternoon and ask that all go see it because it is wonderfully done, well directed and the plot is intriguing and will take you by surprise. Starring and produced by Mel Gibson who put out a lovely delivery of his role, the plot matched this with the cultural differences between Mexico and the United States; Adrian Grunberg matched up a masterpiece, with intense cinematography, which I very much enjoyed due to the slum setting.

The fun you get from watching the movie is the story arch, the way the strings are so closely knitted together and one wrong pull, the whole thing will come apart. Making such a complex plot around a story that involves a thief who was caught by corrupt cops and sent to a village like prison. The whole plot idea is something I applaud Mel Gibson for who co-wrote the script with the director, and had the movie produced by his own studio Icon Productions.

Directed by Adrian Grunberg who was the first assistant director in Gibson’s movie Apocalypto, Get the Gringo is one movie I wonder why it didn’t get a full box office release.

The set for the prison was done in Mexico; it was a slum that was being run by another criminal.

The story goes, a man (Mel Gibson) steals money from a drug lord and was chased by the police across the Mexican border. The Mexican police arrested him and took him into custody and the 2 million he stole was kept by the cops who arrested him, they forged a fake charge on him and threw him in the slum like prison.

There in the prison the man (Gibson) put his stealing abilities to play and maintained a life in a prison where money speaks.

Still in the prison he met a kid (Kevin Hernandez) who was being treated specially by the man who ran the prison.

Gibson and the kid teamed up for two different causes, Gibson to get his money back and the kid to kill the man who runs the prison and protect his liver (you will understand this when you get to see the movie).

Mel Gibson has done some grander movies and some mere apologies like The Beaver, but this a good movie, sad it is not a family movie.

All in all it is a nice buy.


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