Honestly, this movie would have been much better if the title wasn’t so long/boring. I really wouldn’t have watched it if it wasn’t that Mel Gibbson was in it and he hasn’t been in a lot of movies lately, so I was curious.
With Mel Gibson doing himself no favors in the public media over the last six years, this movie is a much-needed reminder of why he was so great. The movie captures everything we truly loved about Gibson’s performances: charm, wit, humor, and edge. The script by Gibson, director Adrian Grunberg and producer Stacey Persky is an original that can very easily be considered an unofficial sequel to Gibson’s cult favorite, Payback. This movie is about a career criminal (Gibson) nabbed by Mexican authorities and placed in a tough prison where he learns to survive with the help of a 9-year-old boy. While Gibson’s character never reveals his actual name, he possesses a chain-smoking habit, sticky fingers, an iron jaw, and a penchant for bloodshed. A thrilling movie, well-paced, and good action sequences.
UPDATE It turned out the movie title in the US was Get The Gringo (a much better name).