...darkly amusing, often entertaining and overwhelmingly bizarre. Ultimately, the film gets bogged down in its own adventurous aspirations, although it looks a treat with splendid production design and fantastic effects.
This DVD is a great value! The feature movie is wonderful - an annual Lenten entertainment must for my mom and me. It has it all - comedy, drama, excitement, fantasy, suspense - and Johnny Depp.\n\nThis particular version has plenty of extras to entertain you further after you finish the movie, giving you plenty of bang for your buck.
Get The Gringo was filmed mostly indoors in a fictional Mexico prison where the inmates were in charge. The script produced funny dialog for Mel Gibson and lots of action. However, the blu-ray picture quality was lacking. This could have been the result of indoor filming with low light.\n\nBlu-ray achieves best result in outdoor scenes. For example, western movies with majestic landscapes. Overall, the movie was fun to watch. Had the picture quality been better, I would have given it 4 stars.
We thought the movie was great and watched it 3 times the first night we received it. We had problems with Amazon.com in getting the DVD (charged money, but no delivery of goods). After Amazon contacted me and stated I could no longer do business with them because I demanded a refund of monies when they failed to deliver the product, I found it on Walmart.com. We got the movie several days later and were amazed with Walmart's speed. The movie was as good as we had expected it to be - we love Mel Gibson! I just wish the movie had been shown in theaters because so many people won't get to see such a great film.
Fargo was based on true events.....and the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth is always more entertaining than the complete lack of realism presented in most film today.\n\nThe events were dreadful. However, the producers of Fargo managed to tell the story with comedy relief. These bad boys could not get the simplest activity correct. As a result, their calamitous plight was entertaining.\n\nAlso, cinematography, color, picture quality, acting, cast, and dialog were exceptional.