Parker Reviews

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Russell Hainline
Movie Mezzanine
February 6, 2014
Randomly in the future you'll come upon it late one night on Starz, watch twenty minutes or so, then change the channel.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Graeme Virtue
The List
March 8, 2013
Hackford approaches his task as if he's seen one of the duffer Elmore Leonard movie adaptations of recent years, or at least had one described to him.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Greg Evans
Bloomberg News
February 28, 2013
"Parker" quickly settles into a lurching routine of explosive, predictable set pieces.
Full Review | Original Score: **
Ben Kenber
We Got This Covered
January 25, 2013
Parker turns out to be a big letdown as it brings nothing new to the crime thriller genre, and it is not likely to stay with you long after the credits have finished.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
January 28, 2013
Oh Jason Statham, will you ever stop making the same movie over and over again?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
William Bibbiani
CraveOnline
January 24, 2013
Isn't as fun as we've come to expect from a typical Jason Statham movie, and isn't as classy as we've come to expect from an atypical one.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Mark Ellis
Schmoes Know
January 28, 2013
The performances aren't to blame here, but unfortunately everything else is: bad story, worse script, and useless subplots make "Parker" an action ride for which you won't want a ticket.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kristian Harloff
Schmoes Know
January 28, 2013
Statham is ever-reliable as a leading tough guy, but he gets saddled with the unwinnable task of teaming up with a silly, unnecessary sidekick played by Jennifer Lopez.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John Semley
Slant Magazine
January 19, 2013
As an especial embarrassment, here Jason Statham's superficial manipulability is put in service of corny capering and costuming.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
March 9, 2013
We like you, Jason. You're perfectly acceptable in near-silent, pseudo-Asian action nonsense. But you, sir, are no Lee Marvin.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
January 25, 2013
They make Statham talk too much. And Lopez? Thanks for stripping.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Margot Harrison
Seven Days
May 22, 2013
The movie seems to suffer from a misguided attempt to chase the female demo.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
March 13, 2013
If Statham harbours ambitions of making a career-defining action thriller, Parker has to be seen as another opportunity lost.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
March 19, 2013
Even adding Jennifer Lopez to the mix in time for her to strip and show off her infamous rear doesn't add much in the way of silver screen sizzle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 25, 2013
The action scenes are crisply directed, brutal, and invigorating. There are several of them and, in the aftermath of two, Parker is left a bloody mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
January 23, 2013
If you've ever wanted to see the camel that's the result of that proverbial horse-building committee, check out Parker -- and the hump, you'll pardon the expression, is the character played by Jennifer Lopez.
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
January 24, 2013
The most distinctive thing about "Parker" is its title.
Adam Lee Davies
Little White Lies
March 7, 2013
Things get off to a flying start, but you just know your luck isn't going to hold.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Josh Modell
AV Club
January 25, 2013
Though Parker starts off fairly strong, the action gets more predictable as it meanders toward its conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Robert Levin
amNewYork
January 25, 2013
This is classic grindhouse material pretending to be something it's not.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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