May 13th, 2012
Mr. Boxoffice Poison sends out a Video On Demand, and it’s a knockout.
“The Bottom Line
A grungy, likably disreputable action drama from Mel Gibson that’s bypassing theaters in the U.S.
Get the Gringo may be the gamiest south-of-the-border film excursion since Sam Peckinpah went rummaging around Mexico for Alfredo Garcia’s head.”–Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter
“A decade ago, distribs would’ve been eager to get Gibson in such a project; these days, the pic skips a domestic run, recouping abroad before bowing on-demand May 1…what looks like a straight-to-VOD burial for the toxic star’s latest project could actually be a savvy move in the States, where pic will easily outgross The Beaver once auds realize they’re getting Mel in classic action-movie mode.”– Peter DeBruge, Variety