The Punisher - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Punisher Reviews

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Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies
January 17, 2016
good fun to watch the bad guys drop like flies
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
July 6, 2010
Despite some admittedly strong moments it's certainly nothing special and barely above ordinary.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Yet another trophy in Marvel's movie gallery...
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
A true study in the pathology of sadism that's also one of the best action films in years.
Top Critic
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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.
Chuck O'Leary
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+
Jason Zingale
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
Tony Medley
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
Matthew Turner
September 25, 2004
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
July 21, 2004
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Luis Martinez
July 8, 2004
La cinta resulta demasiado oscura para ser un producto devenido del mundo de los comics.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week
June 18, 2004
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

Sunday Times (Australia)
June 7, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Mckay
May 8, 2004
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
April 26, 2004
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Orndorf
April 24, 2004
This is a revenge story told straightforwardly and economically, but with a lot of memorable character all its own.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
April 24, 2004
Although the character's methods may not be admirable, Jane's execution is perfect.
| Original Score: 3/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
April 21, 2004
There's something to be said for the mere existence of a comic-book movie that isn't dependent on CGI effects to tell its story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
April 20, 2004
While The Punisher may not be a particularly good film, it is a particularly important one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
April 19, 2004
"The Punisher" doesn't know what it wants to be.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
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