The Punisher Reviews

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TV Guide's Movie Guide
April 24, 2009

Carefully tended facial stubble trimmed to give him a skull-like appearance, Lundgren is truly impressive as a character defined by emotional emptiness.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Derek Adams
Time Out
Top Critic
June 24, 2006

Destructive, reprehensible, and marvellous fun.

Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
July 31, 2005

Much better than the 2004 version. A surprisingly potent blast of '80s action moviemaking.

Luke Y. Thompson
June 24, 2004

Often underrated comic-book adaptation that lacks the trademark skull logo but delivers the superhero presence that the Thomas Jane remake sadly lacks.

| Original Score: 4/5
Variety Staff
Top Critic
March 26, 2009

With origins in a Marvel Comics character, The Punisher is, as might be expected, two-dimensional.

Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
September 29, 2005

A terrible one-man-army action flick. The 2004 version is far more effective.

| Original Score: 1/5
Emanuel Levy
August 14, 2005

| Original Score: 2/5
Jordan Hiller
July 26, 2005

| Original Score: 1/5
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
May 1, 2004

É difícil escolher o que é pior: os diálogos risíveis, a direção amadora, as lutas nada convincentes, a péssima atuação (oh!) de Lundgren ou sua "maquiagem de deprimido".

| Original Score: 1/5
Christopher Null
April 18, 2004

Marred by cheeseball sets and special effects, lame fight sequences, and some of the worst acting ever to disgrace the screen.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Leo Goldsmith
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
April 14, 2004

| Original Score: 0/5
James Berardinelli
Top Critic
April 13, 2004

| Original Score: 1.5/4
Greg Dean Schmitz
Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
April 28, 2003

The only positive spin I can put on this movie is that if bad comic adaptations like it hadn't been done in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Marvel never would have needed to have its current, high-quality big-screen resurgence.

| Original Score: 1/5
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
December 7, 2002

The real problem is that it just isn't very exciting.

Full Review | Original Score: 47/100
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 29, 2002

| Original Score: 1/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
October 11, 2002

| Original Score: 1/5
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002

| Original Score: 1/5
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