I had to add my 5 cents to the critics and 5 stars to the bottom line. Great movie!!! Not to be missed.
Not going to rewrite the script but another reviewer suggested it was almost like Mel's character from Payback in a much later sequel. I agree. Scrappy thief and con artist commits a robbery and ends up in a Mexican prison. While there he befriends a young boy and has to work on getting his money from the local police while saving the boy's life. This movie does not let you down. It has a good quick pace with lots going on. Some very clever plot twists and a relatively unique story line. Mel's chain smoking, gritty, no name character with inner monologue is very reminiscent of Payback.
Rated R for language and violence with many sexual inferences. Not a movie for the kiddies.
If you are a Mel fan and have not seen this one... it is worth the rent and even a spot in your library. It is not as 'crisp' as Payback but it is a close follower. I gave it 5 stars for a great movie that I did not realize I had missed when it came out. Enjoy!