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Get The Gringo (How I Spent My Summer Vacation) (2012)

Get The Gringo
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(182 ratings)
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Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson

Driver
Jesús Ochoa

Jesús Ochoa

Caracas
Dolores Heredia

Dolores Heredia

Kid's Mom
Peter Gerety

Peter Gerety

Embassy Guy
Roberto Sosa

Roberto Sosa

Carnal


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Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson

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Stacy Perskie

Stacy Perskie

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Mel, it's terrific to see you back!

2 years, 6 months ago at Jun 15 1:30
2 votes
"What the hell...I'm gonna enjoy what's left of the summer."

Now this is how you make a proper action-thriller! Get the Gringo (a.k.a. How I Spent My Summer Vacation) is one hell of a film; a stripped-down, gritty actioner reminiscent of the kind of dark, no-nonsense thrillers we saw back in the '70s and '80s. With so many glossy, CGI-laden blockbusters hitting screens these days, i... read more

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2 years, 5 months ago at Jul 4 0:39
1 vote
Mel Gibson is at his best when someone is kicking the shit out of him. Payback, Lethal Weapon and conspiracy theory are damn fine examples of Mel's ability to take a kicking and still come out looking cool. So I was more than glad to see him back at his best in 'Get the Gringo'.
Being typecast is not always a bad thing, for some actors it can be a blessing; I want to see Bruce Willis killing... read more

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1 week, 1 day ago at Dec 9 22:39
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After taking a long break of 8 years as a lead actor, Mel Gibson was finally back in 2010 with 'Edge of Darkness' but since then, he has been struggling to recovery his A list status. Of course, you could argue that the current box-office is ruled by the super-heros, YA book adaptations and the animated features and no movie star can't secure a box-office success on his own but, to be honest, n... read more
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A career criminal nabbed by Mexican authorities is placed in a tough prison where he learns to survive with the help of a 9-year-old boy.
Release date: 15 March 2012
2012 (8), Action (7), Crime (5), Robbery (4), 2010s (4), Drama (4), Prison (4), Money (3), Mexico (2), Thriller (2), Con (1), Torture (1), Blood Type (1), Liver Transplant (1), Mexican Prison (1), Mel Gibson (1), HQ (1), 96 Min (1), 00's (1), Guns (1)
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johanlefourbe posted a review 1 week, 1 day ago

“After taking a long break of 8 years as a lead actor, Mel Gibson was finally back in 2010 with 'Edge of Darkness' but since then, he has been struggling to recovery his A list status. Of course, you could argue that the current box-office is ruled by the super-heros, YA book adaptations and the animated features and no movie star can't secure a box-office success on his own but, to be honest, none of his latest projects have been really amazing enough to deserve a better reception and this movie was a perfect example. I mean, it was not bad at all, I really enjoyed how gritty the whole thing was and it is always a pleasure to see Mel Gibson playing such a shaddy figure. So, the tone was pretty dark but, unfortunately, as soon as Gibson got acquainted with the little Mexican fellow, t” read more

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"Genere: Azione Durata: 95' Directed by: Adrian Grunberg Cast: Mel Gibson, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Jesús Ochoa, Roberto Sosa, Dolores Heredia. "


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"Watched on: 8/11/13 Once upon a time Mel Gibson was my favorite actor and any film he was in was a must-see for me. While he's no longer my favorite actor I got to admit I still like him and think he's a great screen presence, but I also know he's a troubled dude with some messed up ideas and issues and really needs to lay off the sauce. Well all that aside Get the Gringo is a fun and enjoyable crime-thriller that puts Mel back into his kicking ass and taking names mode that he does so well."


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"I wasn't expecting anything great from this movie, but this was far from what I was expecting. When this movie started I had the feeling that Mel Gibson wrote the dialogue. Now after seeing the writers credits, I now know that he was one of the writers. This movie had great dialogue, awesome action scenes and some good humor. I still think Mel Gibson is a douchebag, but this was a great comeback for him and a great return to the action genre."


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"August 8 "Look, you're corrupt, we're corrupt. There's one difference. We're honest about it." I wasn't expecting anything great from this movie, but this was far from what I was expecting. When this movie started I had the feeling that Mel Gibson wrote the dialogue. Now after seeing the writers credits, I now know that he was one of the writers. This movie had great dialogue, awesome action scenes and some good humor. I still think Mel Gibson is a douchebag, but this was a great comeback fo"


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"March 11, 2013 Pretty decent action movie. An interesting picture of prison, I think that the whole thing was pretty not bad, I'm not bored."


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