Payback The Gringo!
That last bit pushes things just a tad over the top, but otherwise this is the best Mel movie since PAYBACK, which I loved. It could also be considered a sequel/prequel to PAYBACK, since Gibson is playing virtually the same character. I love the gritty, 70's feel of this production, and Gibson effectively channels whatever demons I've read about in the papers to create a tough, nasty, hard-boiled heart o'gold guy.
And the production values are impressive. They created one nasty-ass Mexican prison for this show, using an actual just-closed facility south-of-the-border. I'm not sure how accurate this is, but assuming it's close, I have officially decided not to commit crimes in Mexico.
Mel could make one of these a year and my butt would be in the seat/buying the blu-ray/visiting Netflix for the results. Put down the beaver puppet and pick up the automatic, Mel!