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The Punisher Reviews

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January 17, 2016
good fun to watch the bad guys drop like flies
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 28, 2010
Bad big screen adaptation of comic book.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 6, 2010
Standard, styleless revenge fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
July 6, 2010
Despite some admittedly strong moments it's certainly nothing special and barely above ordinary.
May 7, 2009
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 | Original Score: C-
April 29, 2009
Yet another trophy in Marvel's movie gallery...
October 18, 2008
A true study in the pathology of sadism that's also one of the best action films in years.
October 14, 2008
A comic-book-movie-that-pretends-it's-not that falls between stools.
April 25, 2007
There's something to be said for letting a comic book adaptation operate at the level of a comic book, dispensing cheap laughs and ice-cold sadism.
September 29, 2006
We are treated to John Travolta in yet another gloriously unconvincing evil guy role as...a cross between Hugh Hefner and his own Tony Manero from Saturday Night Fever.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 26, 2006
Listless, lifeless, uninterestingly bleak and quite often ridiculous.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
Ultimately, Frank's victim -to-vigilante transformation is so morally unexplored it's emotionally alienating.
December 20, 2005
The biggest guilty pleasure of 2004. An entertaining throwback to the kind of hardcore vigilante films Charles Bronson used to star in.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 13, 2005
The Punisher opens itself up to ridicule in so many different ways I get giddy pondering all of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 5, 2005
It could make you cry, laugh or just shout out for more bloody violence, but regardless of your reaction, you're going to love it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 26, 2005
The Punisher is Commando with an identity crisis.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
January 26, 2005
Run of the mill revenge proped up with a couple of good fights and a singing assassin.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 19, 2004
Ungainly and grim, the movie is loaded with comic-book heroic clichés and explosive effects (the surfeit just turns silly by film's end).
November 19, 2004
This reactionary revenger will bring real satisfaction to fans of Bush's foreign policy -- but probably not to anybody else.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
October 7, 2004
I enjoyed this film because I took it with a grain of salt and viewed it as a comedy. If you're looking to see a serious thriller, this is not it.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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