A career criminal (Gibson) nabbed by Mexican authorities is placed in a tough prison where he learns to survive with the help of a 9-year-old boy.
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I knew it would only be a bit before Mel Gibson made something actually worth watching following his epic fall from A-list stature. It’s not a complete knockout, but Get The Gringo is more entertaining than your average quick to dvd fare. Here, Gibson plays a thief who ends up in a Mexican prison after trying to flee into Mexico during a getaway from U.S. authorities. Once there, he attempts to figure a way out in order to get his loot back lost in the last job. Things get complicated when he befriends a young boy living with his mother in the prison. The boy has the same rare blood type of the cartel boss who runs the prison and as luck would have it, also is in need of a liver transplant. Gibson looks to protect the boy and still find a way out of the prison, which proves to be a tough pair to combine. It’s a dark comedy that isn’t always funny even when it’s trying to be. But you could do worse picking something to stream on Netflix.