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Parker Reviews

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
March 7, 2013
It all just fizzles out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
March 7, 2013
It's an overlong, arduous caper, drawn from the work of thriller writer Donald E. Westlake much as a patient's tooth might be extracted with much banter and minimal anaesthesia.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
Jason Best
Movie Talk
March 7, 2013
Hackford does supply some genuinely hard-boiled thrills, including the briskly efficient opening heist and a bruising hotel-room tussle for Parker and a would-be assassin. But when Lopez wiggles and pouts her way into the caper, the film goes soft.
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
March 6, 2013
Under Taylor Hackford's efficient direction, Parker delivers on all counts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy
March 6, 2013
There's a black hole of chemistry between Statham and Lopez.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
March 5, 2013
Overall, it gets by, but bets are hedged when single-minded efficiency and ice in the veins would have been enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
March 5, 2013
A moderately entertaining, no-frills crime caper shot through with enthusiasm by its talented cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andy Lea
Daily Star
March 5, 2013
It does sag in the middle but its witty enough to make realise how charmless the latest Die Hard film is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Hughes
Empire Magazine
March 3, 2013
Like Parker's robberies, it isn't entirely successful, but Statham and Lopez make enticingly mismatched partners in crime.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Greg Evans
Bloomberg News
February 28, 2013
"Parker" quickly settles into a lurching routine of explosive, predictable set pieces.
Full Review | Original Score: **
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
February 7, 2013
not masterpiece, but it's fun, it's clever, and it manages several surprises as Statham's cinematic persona becomes a man of brains as well as muscle
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
February 7, 2013
Parker wants to be more than a standard action film, and those efforts, ironically, are what sabotaged any chance the film had to be good as a pure action film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
February 5, 2013
A middling action movie, neither great nor terrible...efficient but completely unexceptional.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
February 4, 2013
... a stylish but predictable cat-and-mouse potboiler about brutal dishonor among thieves.
Rob James
Total Film
February 4, 2013
He might have lost his edge, but Parker hasn't mellowed in his old age. A sunny, silly, violent revenger that puts Statham in good company.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Bruce Diones
New Yorker
February 4, 2013
A cool, violent, efficient adaptation of the taciturn anti-hero (the creation of Donald E. Westlake, writing as Richard Stark), who's out to restore order in a bloody world in his own bloody way.
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
February 3, 2013
It's above-average because of its fascinating cast. 'Parker' will come as no surprise to fans of Jason Statham's other R-rated actioners. It's the assemblage of this ensemble piece that's a pleasant surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
February 3, 2013
'Parker' will come as no surprise to fans of Jason Statham's other R-rated actioners. It's the assemblage of this ensemble piece that's a pleasant surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael Nordine
Willamette Week
February 1, 2013
Twenty years later, it turns out that Statham may be the last real action hero.
Read More | Original Score: C+
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