I don't know why so many people gave hateful reviews about this film. I'm giving it a ten because for what it was, I thought it was excellent. One cannot watch a B movie and expect it to have the same flavor as a major budget Hollywood film. It seems so many people are comparing it to other films instead of rating the movie itself and know one gives reasoning as to why it was worse than insert major Hollywood movie . If you like B cheesy action movies than this one will be awesome. It has lots of cool shootings, and a one pistol round that unstoppable. In the moment where people <more>
usually would show mercy and arrest instead of shooting the main character doesn't. It has the cheesy intros for characters without being unnecessarily lengthy and wordy.
I really would recommend watching this film. I really enjoyed it from start to finish. Numerous people get kickboxed in the face, a bazillion are shot and some stuff blows up. Willfully over-the-top action and character types are fun if never quite as giddily distinctive as hoped for. To the credit of Rodriguez and scenarist Jonathan Stokes, the pic starts at the crisis point and manages to keep complications piling up with a certain esprit. Although, there was one thing I found that was not planned out that well. The fact that all these men are chasing him for his bag full of money, only to <more>
try and blow him up with grenades and bazookas. Wouldn't that blow up all the money as well!? However, its always nice to see Christian Slater back in the movies. I hope he can get his career back on track.Thumbs up and I hope everyone else enjoyed the movie as much as I did.
It's nice to see someone other than Jason Statham still consistently making cool B action films! (by Hellmant)
'EL GRINGO': Four Stars Out of Five Eduardo Rodriquez directed this Scott Adkins action vehicle for After Dark Films as part of their expansion into the action genre . It was written by Jonathan Stokes and produced by action master Joel Silver! It costars Yvette Yates, Erando Gonzalez and Christian Slater. The film is a great throwback to spaghetti westerns and other old school action films and continues to showcase the remarkable talents of Scott Adkins as a new leading man action hero.Adkins plays a DEA agent who is never named, in true spaghetti western fashion who is setup <more>
and attacked in the middle of the dessert. His partners are killed but he manages to escape after killing the gunmen who attacked him . He stages his own death and flees into Mexico with a bag full of drug money. He runs into hostility there wherever he goes as the locals don't seem to want him in their town. He finds a little help from a local bar owner Yates but soon finds a ton of opposition from the local corrupt sheriff Gonzalez , and his drug cartel thugs, as well as his old DEA boss Slater , who tracks him down.The movie is a pretty impressive style over substance indie action film. Rodriguez's directing is cool and the script is fun. There's of course not a lot to the story but the action is almost nonstop and Adkins really shines as an action force to be reckoned with. It's nice to see someone other than Jason Statham still consistently making cool B action films. The movie was made for just $7 million but it's definitely not short on explosions or gun battles. This is the stuff that the action films of yesteryear were made of; just good old action loving fun!Watch our movie review show 'MOVIE TALK' at: http://youtu.be/Ie33IbZzmi0
Scott Adkins Should do More Big Budget Movies and More Main Role Get The Gringo 2 A Little Spolier (by nikola17)
OK I Love Scott Adkins but mostly he is not main role in Movies sometimes he is main role like in Universal Soldier Day of Reckoning and Undisputed 3 and Ninja and this is he's main role of movie sweet i like to see him more of main role movies this movie is like Get the Gringo 2 with Mel Gibson know as How I Spent My Summer Vacation. why is it like Mel Gibson movie well 1 Mel Gibson has no name in this movie named Driver in El Gringo Scott Adkins role the Man is cop he was under Attack by Mexican gangs His partners are killed but he manages to escape after killing the gunmen who <more>
attacked him for Hour he was looking for water young girl with knife was trying to rob him he says your holding the knife the wrong way he get's it,punch's her in face he walked to bar meet girl and got to know each another he had drug money with him he had to take because he might need it so he payed her with drug money later she might thought he was drug dealer or gang member but he wasn't you have gangs that don't do much going after him because he has drug money the Action Scenes were awesome i love part when he got gun gang were on line,Scott shoot's the gun killed all 4 guys in one shoot went threw their heads that was AWESOME. Christian Slater as cop but later you find out he is bad guy as in bad cop he doesn't do much in this movie he is tracking him because he has drug money and bring it back to Deputy Chief Logan Christian should do better movies not like this he doesn't do much in this movie more of Scott Adkins fan this movie is entering,Actioner,Fun,Fast Placed and enjoyable movie like Get the Gringo or should i say Get the gringo 2 or how i spent my summer Vacation 2 it's like that but in b movie 8/10 good underrated flick with Scott Adkins do more role movies with BIGGER BUDGETS Like Expendables 2,Zero Dark Thirty,Bourne Ultimatum do more big budget not low budget.