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    Thread: Get The Gringo (2012)

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      10-06-2012 03:20 PM #1


      Ok, so a 7.1/10 on IMDB can't be that bad, right? I decided to give this one a go...and I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. No, it's not a deep thinking movie nor are there tons of twists and turns. It's basically a straight-forward, park-your-brain-and-the-door, hang on for the ride type of film and the pacing is fast, light and fun.

      Has anyone else seen this movie?

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      10-06-2012 08:46 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by woofster View Post


      Ok, so a 7.1/10 on IMDB can't be that bad, right? I decided to give this one a go...and I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. No, it's not a deep thinking movie nor are there tons of twists and turns. It's basically a straight-forward, park-your-brain-and-the-door, hang on for the ride type of film and the pacing is fast, light and fun.

      Has anyone else seen this movie?
      Your image isn't showing for me, but this is the Mel Gibson direct-to-video actioner, right? I haven't seen it yet, but some friends have and said it was pretty good. I liked "Payback" despite Mel's butchering of the film, so I'm told I'd like this.
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      10-07-2012 11:27 PM #3
      Yup, that's the one. It didn't get much publicity or marketing but everyone that saw it says it was surprisingly good.

      (Image edited in my original post above and trailer added for those unfamiliar with this movie.)
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      10-08-2012 12:34 PM #4
      Added it to my Netflix queue a few days ago but haven't had a chance to watch it. Glad you liked it...
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      10-08-2012 01:11 PM #5
      Watched about 1/2 of it and not too bad.

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      10-09-2012 08:44 PM #6
      It was pretty good, the whole twist with the name he was giving as if it were his name
      and the scene at the house of his ex towards the end - that was pretty darn good

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      10-09-2012 11:12 PM #7
      ^ Yes, that was pretty sweet. All in all, it was just a plain 'ol joyride of a movie. There were scenes that were over-the-top non-believable but you don't care because it was filmed beautifully and the pacing is brisk and to-the-point while there was plenty of humour thrown in to boot.
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      10-10-2012 01:46 AM #8
      It's like a Mel Gibson movie of old. Action and humour rolled in with a bit of ruthlessness. I enjoyed it a lot. 8/10 for me.
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    9. 10-10-2012 12:48 PM #9
      I rented it and it was pretty good!

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      It was even better when Mel started speaking half-decent Spanish!
      I could understand him pretty well, though I got lost at time when the movie
      switched completely to Spanish (I can't keep up and the accent is different
      than to what I am accustomed).
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      10-10-2012 10:39 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by adoniram7 View Post
      I rented it and it was pretty good!

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      It was even better when Mel started speaking half-decent Spanish!
      I could understand him pretty well, though I got lost at time when the movie
      switched completely to Spanish (I can't keep up and the accent is different
      than to what I am accustomed).
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      When he broke out in Spanish and stated,"Well, you never asked!" I literally laughed out loud. That was a great twist.
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      11-01-2012 01:49 PM #11
      Fun movie. I liked it a lot
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    12. 11-01-2012 04:46 PM #12
      I just watched it. Very good movie.

    13. 11-01-2012 05:22 PM #13
      BTW, El Peublito (Little Village) is a real prison in Tijuana. It's called La Mesa State Penitentiary and has about 5000 inmates. Here's a very good article about it and the 61 (at the time) "Gringos" living there.

      http://articles.latimes.com/2000/jun/18/news/mn-42142

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      11-01-2012 05:24 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by surefooted View Post
      BTW, El Peublito (Little Village) is a real prison in Tijuana. It's called La Mesa State Penitentiary and has about 5000 inmates. Here's a very good article about it and the 61 (at the time) "Gringos" living there.

      http://articles.latimes.com/2000/jun/18/news/mn-42142
      Thanks - I was wondering about that
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      11-01-2012 10:28 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by PlatinumGLS View Post
      Fun movie. I liked it a lot
      That's exactly how I'd describe it too. It was a fun-to-watch action flick. Definitely worth a watch, IMHO, which is why I wanted to make a thread on it and let more people know!
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      11-22-2012 03:22 AM #16
      I watched it first then came here to see if there was a forum where I could recommend it. Mel has offended pretty much everyone by now and I'm guessing that that's why it went direct to video. Very reminiscent of "Payback" except that the setting was a little more original. 8/10. (Sierra Celebration)
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      11-22-2012 11:21 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by suburbangeorge View Post
      I watched it first then came here to see if there was a forum where I could recommend it. Mel has offended pretty much everyone by now and I'm guessing that that's why it went direct to video. Very reminiscent of "Payback" except that the setting was a little more original. 8/10. (Sierra Celebration)
      I agree. Mel's definitely in the "blacklist book" these days in Hollywood, otherwise this movie would've gotten some promotion on mainstream entertainment news. I've never even heard of this one until I stumbled upon it on IMDB.
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      11-23-2012 10:30 PM #18
      I almost didn't finish watching it. The first time I got bored and switched to something else. It gets a lot better.
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      11-30-2012 06:54 PM #19
      watching now

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