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By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Strong language, drug content in over-the-top action-comedy.

Movie R 2018 110 minutes
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This twisty action-comedy from Australian brothers Nash (who directed) and Joel Edgerton is colorful and high-energy for a long time, but its humor flags early, and the action finally gets tiring. The Edgertons are part of a collective called Blue-Tongue Films that usually deals in small, gritty crime dramas (Animal Kingdom, Wish You Were Here, etc.). Gringo is their first big, all-star movie (aside from David Michod's War Machine), and it seems a little outsized, a little overeager-to-please. It's as if the energy were ramped up very high in an effort to juggle all the balls in the air; but after a long 110 minutes, a break is needed.

That's not to say the movie is bad. In fact, while the storyline is very complex, it's quite clever and easy to follow, with endless new wrinkles, not unlike Logan Lucky. The characters are a good cross-section of types, and most of them get at least one hilarious moment, from the Mexican gangster who likes to quiz his visitors on The Beatles to Theron's snide, potty-mouth declarations and Oyelowo's Lou Costello-like reactions to his dire situation. It could have been shorter, or benefited from a little breathing room, but on the whole, Gringo is inconsequential fun.

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