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Punch

Punch (2002)

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Critic Reviews: 2
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A teenage girl still reeling from the death of her mother finds a novel means of venting her anger in the feature directorial debut from filmmaker Guy Bennett. It's been years since Ariel's (Sonja Bennett) mother died in a tragic accident, and ever since that fateful day, the increasingly troubled girl has isolated herself from society while forming an unhealthy fixation on her devastated father, Sam (Michael Riley). When Sam invites Mary (Marcia Laskowski) over for his first date in years,

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May 11, 2004

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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (5) | DVD (1)

Punch is a fascinating curiosity, in some ways as confused and unresolved as its characters.

February 19, 2003 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
Toronto Star
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This is a good premise, but written and acted in a fashion that rings false.

February 19, 2003 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
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A flawed film that despite having some curiosities ends up looking too smart for its own good.

August 22, 2003 Full Review Source: Movie Views

[B]izarre, would-be literary exploration of incestuous father-daughter attraction, anger management, and women beating the crap out of each other...

July 5, 2003 Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher
Flick Filosopher

In some respects, Punch still packs some, but it will leave you feeling woozy and glad when the bell rings.

February 19, 2003 Full Review Source: Jam! Movies
Jam! Movies

Tough, smart and funny.

February 19, 2003 Full Review Source: eye WEEKLY
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Audience Reviews for Punch

Ariel seems too dependant on her dad Sam. When this dependency is threatened by Sam's girlfriend (Mary), Ariel punches her. It turns out that Mary's sister is a boxer. Who knows what will happen?
September 2, 2007
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