'Get the Gringo'
(Mel Gibson, Dean Norris, Peter Stormare, Kevin Hernandez, et al / DVD / R / 2012 / 20th Century Fox)
Overview: A career criminal (Gibson) pulls off the heist of a lifetime, but his getaway plans go south of the border when a high-speed car chase lands him in a hard-core Mexican prison community known as "El Pueblito."
DVD Verdict: Let's be honest, in the past 5 years or so Mel Gibson has hardly done himself any favors in the public eye! He can't een open a movie in the theatres any more, which is why 'Get the Gringo' is a straight-to-DVD affair. That said, this film is a HUGE action-thriller that takes off running and never lets up - EVER!
The film fully deserved to get a theatrical run strictly for the fact it is one hell of a big screen flick. A stripped-down, gritty action film that is VERY reminiscent of the kind of no-nonsense thrillers that were seen back in the '70s and and mid-'80s.
Also, his last movie, 'The Beaver' was outstanding and really was in unison with his personal meltdown. But now this latest flick is just so powerful, so incredible and a tribute to Gibson's comeback trail.
Packed to the gills with action, corrupt cops, drug lords (inside the prison!), and complete with dead pan jokes galore, regaurdless of if you like Mel Gibson's private life or not, his movies always give you what you're looking for.
Do not miss this flick, trust me! Indeed, just sit back with a beer and watch it from start to finish ... and simply enjoy the fun bumpy ride inbetween! This is a Widescreen presentation enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of a Behind-The-Scenes featurette and a Music Video.