Mel Gibson is on form as a 'career criminal' in this action movie (a.k.a Get the Gringo) set in a Mexican prison. He's a naughty lad, our lad with no name and no finger prints, and is doing time for stealing over $2 million but the police did thank him for contributing to the police fund. The prison is more like a ghetto with the inmates carrying guns, doing drugs, and there are plenty of women around, and children. But no one can get out. One child, a boy of 9 (or 10), is special. Why? Because he has the same blood type as the King Honcho in the prison and the King Honcho needs a liver transplant.
Our Mel's certainly getting a lived-in look - I think they call it character - but he's still great on screen. This was co-written and produced by him. Actually, I think he is a great director too - see Apocalypto (2006).
The humour in this movie had me cracking up with laughter but if you are a bit, well, prissy, you have to be warned that the language is strong and the violence hard-hitting. The little Mexican boy is magic. Children, don't act like this at home!