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The Punisher Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

Jane is a decent actor, but this is not a part which calls for acting.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 2/5

April 15, 2004
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The Punisher is so grim and cheerless, you wonder if even its hero gets any satisfaction from his accomplishments.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

April 16, 2004
James Berardinelli
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Think of what might happen if someone grafted parts of Batman and Robin onto The Crow, and you'll have an idea of how unpalatable The Punisher is.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 15, 2004
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

The fight scenes are, well, punishing, well-staged but so brutal that they throw the thin plot out of balance.

| Original Score: C

April 15, 2004
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Bad big screen adaptation of comic book.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

December 28, 2010
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Oh, it's a punisher all right.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 2/4

April 16, 2004
Aaron Hillis
Premiere Magazine

Failure, that's definitely the word. But from an audience perspective, the title's fairly apt as well.

Full Review Source: Premiere Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 16, 2004
James Rocchi

Comic book revenge fantasy would have to struggle to hit two dimensions -- and why is Thomas Jane on board?

Full Review Source: Netflix | Original Score: 2/5

April 15, 2004
Scott Weinberg

The Mafia slaughtered my family and all I got was this stupid T-shirt.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

April 15, 2004
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix

Another comic book blow-up posturing to be the next big action franchise.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix

April 17, 2004
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette

This reactionary revenger will bring real satisfaction to fans of Bush's foreign policy -- but probably not to anybody else.

Full Review Source: Movie Gazette | Original Score: 4/10

November 19, 2004
David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
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For such a formulaic vigilante film, The Punisher has a far better cast than it deserves.

| Original Score: 2/4

April 15, 2004
Christian Toto
Washington Times

The Punisher shouldn't be this silly even for a comic book film brought to life.

Full Review Source: Washington Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 16, 2004
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

The film's attempts at noir nastiness are sabotaged by Jane's goofy furrowed-brow performance and solemn voice-over narration.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1/4

April 14, 2004
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons

| Original Score: 2.5/5

April 2, 2005
Eric D. Snider

Insane, fey villain, steely-eyed avenger -- shouldn't Steven Seagal be starring in this? And if he were, would I even have wasted THIS much space writing about it?

Full Review Source: | Original Score: C-

April 17, 2004
Jeff Otto
IGN Movies

The Punisher is a shame, an example of a good story turned to crap.

Full Review Source: IGN Movies | Original Score: 1.5/5

April 15, 2004
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

We knew Marvel Comics was going to toss out an indisputable turkey one of these days. They've just given us the gobbler to beat.

Full Review Source: Flipside Movie Emporium | Original Score: D

April 18, 2004
Cole Smithey

If you thought "Daredevil" was lousy, then you'll be thoroughly irritated by the asleep-at-the-wheel pacing of the story of the Punisher's origin.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: C-

May 7, 2009
Joshua Tyler

The problem is that the movie is played utterly serious, but keeps tripping over the world of the cliché and ridiculous.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 1.5/5

March 30, 2004
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
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An uneven yet workable mix of deft humor, slam-bang action and colorful pulp-novel punch.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: B

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