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Action -Shoot-em Ups, Drama - Gangland

El Gringo (2012)

Duration 1h 39m Rating (UK) 18
Source of story An original screenplay
Writers/Script Jonathan W. Stokes
Additional Info For any Brits who may look at this review, Scott Adkins, who quite looks the part, started off in East Enders and graduated to Holby City before taking off for America.
Director Eduardo Rodriguez
Starring Scott Adkins, Yvette Yates, Christian Slater
Elevator Pitch The one man left alive, after a drugs for money exhange goes wrong, escapes over the border into Mexico and is faced with extreme violence in a backward frontier town, as the bad guys try to kill him so as to gain possession of the large amount of money he is carrying. He is chased by a policeman from north of the border and assisted by a bar owner who binds his wounds with her underwear.
Content There are flashbacks to the drug meet, which explain the reasons for the man’s presence in the town and involve a lot of shooting and other violence. As the villains in the town try to get the money there is a lot of shooting and other violence. When the American policeman arrives there is a lot of shooting etc. We see a lot of the bartender’s cleavage, and there is a bit of sex and almost nudity. Some drinking as well.
A View I have been trying to determine why some shoot’em ups are watchable and others boring, and it may be the existence, or not, of a plot. Perhaps it is what this outing lacks, but I don’t want to be too negative about it, even though I didn’t like it much. You could be a Scott Adkins fan, and if so it could be for you, otherwise give it a miss.

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Author of this site three technical books and two novels


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