GRINGO Movie Review

GRINGO Movie Review

Cast: David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton
Director: Nash Edgerton
Story: Matthew Stone
Screenplay: Anthony Tambakis, Matthew Stone
Producers: Rebecca Yeldham, Nash Edgerton, Charlize Theron, Beth Kono, A.J.Dix, Anthony Tambakis
Production company: Denver and Delilah Productions, Blue-Tongue Films
Music director: Christophe Beck
Cinematographer: Natasha Braier, Eduard Grau
Editor: Luke Doolan, David Rennie, Tatiana.S.Riegel
Language: English
Release date: 16-03-2018
Censor certificate: A
Run time: 1hr, 50mins
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama


Charlize Theron and Joel Edgerton works at ‘Cannabax Technologies’ and develops weed stuffed inside a pill. But their boss David Oyelowo rejects the idea. What happens next forms the remaining story.


David Oyelowo’s performance is so cinematic but that is what has made few his portions enjoyable. Charlize Theron is very good at her acting as always, Joel Edgerton is also perfect in his job. Their chemistry is chilling and elevate their combination scenes. The idea has a negative shade which gives an unique flavor to the whole point here. Christophe Beck’s background music is subtle yet goes correctly with the flow. Cinematography is rich and helps out the viewing experience. Dialogues are realistic and hence automatically makes good sense. Humor works at rare places which manages to bring out few laughs.


Matthew Stone’s script is very thing, extremely old and a much seen one. So the curiosity or intense element is lost at the initial moments itself. Screenplay is sluggish and lacks pace from the very beginning, after a point the flow becomes highly boring and there are no big interesting moments to keep the audience engaged. Nash Edgerton’s direction failed to make things connect as he tried to show everything in a cool way which resulted badly. Some women in the movie is shown in a cheap way and that reflects a bad light on the maker. There are plenty of force fit quirky situations that end up flat due to wrong placements. Editing could’ve been a lot more better as the needless scenes that appear randomly acts as speed-breakers. Being in the adults only version, the space is bigger and hence there should’ve been some highly matured comedy portions. Logic loopholes exist throughout the narration.

TO CONCLUDE – Strong performances just could not help an outdated script that is out with a tedious writing.

Movie Rating – 2/ 5.

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