An exhilarating mix of dark comedy, white-knuckle action and dramatic intrigue, Gringo joyrides into Mexico, where mild-mannered businessman Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) finds himself at the mercy of his back-stabbing business colleagues back home, local drug lords and a morally conflicted black-ops mercenary. Crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal, Harold battles to survive his increasingly dangerous situation in ways that raise the question: Is he out of his depth – or two steps ahead?
Critic Reviews for Gringo:
- “Director Nash Edgerton and screenwriters Anthony Tambakis and Matthew Stone do a fine job of juggling the multiple story lines, moving things along at an entertaining clip.” - Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times
- “The stage is set for a good, nasty, slam-bang farce, and "Gringo” makes it about two-thirds of the way there." - Ty Burr, Boston Globe
- “It's a surprising high point in Oyelowo's already distinguished career, and a not-at-all shabby directorial debut for Edgerton.” - Emily Yoshida, New York Magazine/Vulture
- “There's an old-school, B-movie snap to much of the proceedings, which Nash Edgerton modernizes without imposing too flashy a style upon the material.” Peter Debruge, Variety