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Gringo (2018)

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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Richard Rusk
... Elaine Markinson
... Harold Soyinka
... Bonnie Soyinka
... Stu
Glenn Kubota ... Shigetoshi Yasumura
... Mia
... Sunny
... Miles
... Justin
... Nelly
... Angel Valverde
... Celerino Sanchez
... Roberto Vega
Ricardo Esquerra ... Sanchez's Brother in Law
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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? Written by Amazon Studios

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When you're in bed with the cartel, everyone gets screwed. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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rated R for language throughout, violence and sexual content | See all certifications »

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9 March 2018 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,722,420, 11 March 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,969,853

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,001,627, 22 June 2018
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Trivia

Thandie Newton who played the wife of Harold Soyinka was born on the 6th of November 1972. While David Oyelowo, was born on the 1st of April 1976. Making her older than him with four years... See more »

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When the bartender calls Black Panther to come after Harold, his phone's screen stays on, showing the actual time, instead of going blank. See more »

Quotes

Harold Soyinka: [Referring to Peter and Judas from the Bible] One was a man who had a crisis of faith and the other was a man who sold his soul for personal gain. So, you have to decide which one you want to be.
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Featured in Conan: David Oyelowo/Jimmy Pardo/Margo Price (2018) See more »

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Gettin' Jiggy wit It
Written by Nile Rodgers, Samuel Barnes, James Alexander, Ben Cauley, Bernard Edwards, David Porter, Harvey Joe Henderson (as Harvey Henderson), Joey Robinson (as Joseph Robinson), Larry Charles Dodson (as Larry Dodson), Will Smith (as Willard Smith), Willie Hall, Winston Allen Stewart (as Winston Stewart)
Performed by Will Smith
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Contains samples from "He's the Greatest Dancer"
Performed by Sister Sledge
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Contains Samples from "Sang and Dance"
Performed by The Bar-Kays (as Bar-Kays)
Courtesy of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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Hilarious black comedy
25 May 2018 | by See all my reviews

Gringo (2018) is a black comedy with half a dozen tightly intertwined subplots, in which nearly everybody is out to deceive, betray, and/or cheat everybody else. The two innocents in this coterie of scoundrels are Harold (David Oyelowo, O.B.E.) and Sunny (Amanda Seyfried). Harold might more aptly be yclept Matt, as he allows everybody walk all over him, secure in the conviction that good will prevail and the just will be rewarded - although these convictions will be severely tested. All of the plots revolve about Richard (Joel Edgerton), a self-centered narcissist with a seriously defective moral compass, and his designs to cheat everybody, or their designs to reciprocate.

None of the characters is particularly likeable, although many are the type of intriguing villains one loves to hate. Unfortunately, this also applies to Harold and Sunny. While we sympathize with Harold, we never really like him or even root for his success. This isn't the fault of Oyelowo, who plays the character with conviction. But Harold is a total doofus, while the other characters are so much more interesting to watch.

Production values are more than adequate, with a refreshing lack of distracting jiggly-cam shots. Performances by Sharlto Copley, Charlize Theron and Thandie Newton also deserve praise. Excellent script by Anthony Tambakis and Matthew Stone.


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