Gringo

When you’re in bed with the cartel, everyone gets screwed.


Gringo
Featuring two of South African’s best-known exports to Hollywood, this film is about a hapless, mild-mannered American businessman who gets into a dispute with not only his duplicitous business partners, but also Mexican drug lords, international mercenaries, and the US Drug Enforcement Agency. As he attempts to survive in one of the most dangerous places on earth, the question lingers: is this ordinary man in way over his head, or is he actually two steps ahead?

111 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Violence, Drug abuse).
Action, Comedy, Crime.

Showtimes

It’s going to be quite a night...
It’s going to be quite a night...

Credits

Cast
David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton, Amanda Seyfried, Thandie Newton, Sharlto Copley
Director
Nash Edgerton
ScreenplayAnthony Tambakis, Matthew Stone
MusicChristophe Beck
CinematographyEduard Grau
EditingLuke Doolan, David Rennie, Tatiana S. Riegel
Sound formatsUnknown
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2018
Produced byAmazon Studios, Blue-Tongue Films, Denver and Delilah Productions, Picrow

IMDB page | FPB Report | ScreenIt Report | CommonSenseMedia Report
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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreAction thriller
LanguageThe material contains frequent strong to very strong impact gratituous language, presented all through out the film in a context of frustration, frustration and of deamining other characters.
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceThe material contains frequent strong impact realistic violence with blood-letting.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone (sic)
CommentsThe material contains complex and mature themes that are presented in a context of a dark thriller and crime drama. Themes explore shady business dealings, loyalty, betrayal, kidnapping, rescue missions, organised crime, drug cartels, infidelity, kidnapping, murder, friendship, undercover policing, corruption, revenge and survival. The overall cumulative impact of themes is violent, dark, realistic, of organised crime, under world dealings and would be psychologically threatening, confusing, distressing, upsetting and inappropriate for children under 16 years as they lack acceptable and normal societal moral compass. Furthermore the presentation and use of language by Elaine is glamorised and normalised through out the film and would be immoral and misleading for children under the age of 16. The overall cumulative impact of themes and classifiable elements is of a strong to very strong impact.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
5
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
3
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
17 +
Positive messages
2
Positive role models
0
Violence
4
Sex
4
Language
5
Consumerism
2
Drinking, drugs, smoking
3

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

24.com
Ilan Preskovsky quote iconOn a technical level, it's not hard to understand why so many critics have really torn into Gringo as it is something of a shambolic mess but it's hard not to be taken in by it – and most especially by its lead character and the guy who brings him to such endearing life.
10
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconI can't say I was ever bored and I did find myself entertained just enough throughout to give Gringo a middle of the road 5 out of 10 rating.
10
Metacritic.com
33 critics
9
Rottentomatoes critics
99 critics
10
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconGringo rounds up a bafflingly overqualified cast for a misfire of a comedy that's fatally undermined by its messy plot, poorly conceived characters, and obvious debts to better films.
8
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
11
CommonSenseMedia
Jeffrey M. Anderson quote iconStrong language, drug content in over-the-top action-comedy.
10

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
15 users
10
Rottentomatoes users
630 users
10
IMDB
2023 Netizens
12
The Movie DB
Community
13

Average .. 51%

10

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