Gringo - Piece Of Shit Or Not?


Gringo - Piece Of Shit Or Not?

Joe's Take- A pharmaceutical company has a weed pill formula that needs to be hand-delivered to a Mexican laboratory... in Mexico, and so they send, down on his luck, Harold to get it done. See Harold's a little on edge and needs to loosen up, but there's just one problem; Harold's bosses kept from him that they're a little bit on bad relations with a local drug cartel, and now he's been kidnapped for a five million dollar ransom by them as retribution. Luckily Harold's bosses know a guy, a guy who can free Harold from that mean old Mexican cartel. Of course, the rescuer has some problems of his own with generating a clean and quiet getaway.

My Prediction- Stupid characters and stupid decisions, in one big old stupid movie. However, this is one of those times that stupid is a very welcome thing. My only problem is that I always thought that "gringo" was exclusively applied to white guys. I know I was wrong on the meaning, but I swear that this is the first film where the "gringo" was other than just that. Regardless of blissful ignorance, I know that Gringo will not be a Piece Of Caca. It's got Sharlto Copley (The A-Team) in it.

Mike's Take -
Charlize Theron and Joel Edgerton are corporate snake oil sales people that are pimping their new marijuana pill. The problem? The factory is in Mexico, where they have screwed over the cartel. So they send their messenger boy to go and grab an initial test shipment, but things go bad when the cartel finds out about it.

A bounty hunter, a pretty girl, and a long chase sequence later, the messenger boy returns, with cartel in tow, to get the snake oil sales people and restore justice to the galaxy...

Not A Piece Of Shit
Gringo - Piece Of Shit Or Not? movie poster

Gringo (2018)
R | 1h 50min | ActionComedyCrime | 9 March 2018 (USA)
GRINGO, a dark comedy mixed with white-knuckle action and dramatic intrigue, explores the battle of survival for businessman Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) when he finds himself crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal.

Director: Nash Edgerton
Writers: Anthony Tambakis (screenplay by), Matthew Stone (screenplay by)
Stars: Joel Edgerton, Charlize Theron, David Oyelowo