saw mel gibson give an interview to someone on the cable provider that was offering this film as an on demand option. honestly it looked like he was on something and had completely lost his touch and was grasping at straws to justify a direct to tv film production and ignore his fall from grace. got a copy of the film and figured i had to see this train wreck of a film from a guy on the edge of charlie sheen territory. unfortunately it was a pretty standard film by most accounts. nothing great, but certainly not the train wreck i had expected. the production values are good, the story is nice enough and gibson still has the chops that have defined him as an actor since lethal weapon and the mad max films.
it’s a film about a white guy (gibson) who is stuck in a mexican prison. the prison is basically a small town with money, commerce, an open square, etc. evidently this is pretty true to reality, at least according to gibson and the only mexican i asked about it. pretty interesting from that perspective at the very least.