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The Punisher Reviews

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Matthew Turner

Not great, but nowhere near as bad as it could have been, thanks to an occasionally witty script and strong performances from Jane and Travolta.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

September 25, 2004

Empire Magazine

Marvel's first serious misstep for a while, this is a clunky set-up for a sequel that should never come.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

September 25, 2004
James Christopher
Times [UK]

The Punisher is mildly entertaining, for all the wrong reasons

Full Review Source: Times [UK] | Original Score: 1/5

September 23, 2004
Joe Utichi

There are plenty of moments in the film that betray the talent of the people behind it, but they're sporadic at best -- unsustainable over long distances.

Full Review Source: FilmFocus | Original Score: 64/100

September 23, 2004
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International

As the Punisher, a beefed-up Jane does his best to channel Charles Bronson and Steve McQueen, but the movie keeps smoothing out the character's rough edges.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

August 8, 2004
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

Immediately forgettable.

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 1, 2004
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Revela-se corajoso ao levar o espectador a perceber que, depois de tantos esforços, Castle não alcança a paz de espírito que procurava.

Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena | Original Score: 3/5

July 21, 2004
Luis Martinez

La cinta resulta demasiado oscura para ser un producto devenido del mundo de los comics.

Full Review Source: Cinenganos | Original Score: 3/5

July 8, 2004
Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week

it may be cinematic punishment for the Denzel crowd, but this is a low-brow blast for the rest of us schlock-lovers

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

June 18, 2004
Dan Marcucci and Nancy Serougi
Broomfield Enterprise

Was "The Punisher" worth the price of admission? Not in any conceivable way. Would I see it again? Haven't I been punished enough?

Full Review

June 11, 2004

Unfortunately, people who make movies about The Punisher comic book character always seem to do so without having read the freaking thing.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

May 26, 2004
Vanessa Sibbald

True to its name, "The Punisher" is indeed a punishing experience...

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/4

May 12, 2004
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Asks us to justify sadistic brutality simply because the central character is the designated 'good guy'.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 11, 2004
Brian Mckay

I'm pleasantly surprised to say that it could have been a lot worse - which is what I fully expected it to be.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

May 8, 2004
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

Essentially, "The Punisher" turns John Travolta into a diva. If he weren't in a suit, he'd be in "Connie & Carla."

Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine) | Original Score: C

April 30, 2004
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Tolerable junk if viewed in the right frame of mind.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 2/4

April 28, 2004
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

The Punisher is a guy whose every bomb goes off, whose strategies of decimation never fail, who gets shot, beaten to a pulp and pulls together as only a comic strip hero can.

Full Review Source: Cinema Signals | Original Score: 3/5

April 26, 2004
Brian Orndorf

This is a revenge story told straightforwardly and economically, but with a lot of memorable character all its own.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: A-

April 24, 2004
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly

Although the character's methods may not be admirable, Jane's execution is perfect.

| Original Score: 3/4

April 24, 2004
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

Whoever first had the big idea of revisiting this material should be hung up by his Buster Browns and forced to watch the result -- then he'll know what 'punishment' means.

| Original Score: 0/4

April 24, 2004
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