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Punch (2002)




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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, Ariel explodes -- attacking her father's frightened guest in a jealous rage. When Mary reveals that her sister Julie (Meredith McGeachie) is a prize fighter in the underground world of topless boxing, Julie decides to take up the sport as a means of coping with the lingering pain of her mother's death.
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Critic Reviews for Punch

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

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

Full Review… | February 19, 2003
Toronto Star
Top Critic

This is a good premise, but written and acted in a fashion that rings false.

Full Review… | February 19, 2003
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

A flawed film that despite having some curiosities ends up looking too smart for its own good.

Full Review… | August 22, 2003
Movie Views

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

Full Review… | July 5, 2003
Flick Filosopher

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

Full Review… | February 19, 2003
Jam! Movies

Tough, smart and funny.

Full Review… | February 19, 2003

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?

Red Lats
Red Lats

Super Reviewer

Sick but ultimately stupid film about a young woman obsessed with her own father. It's one of those films which you watch because you can't believe what you're seeing. I kept asking myself if it could get any worse and the answer was yes, yes, and yes. Not only do we have the story of the girl who wants to screw her dad, there is also the subplot of his new girlfriend and her topless boxing sister. Yes, this film has it all folks. Girl with incest on her mind, dad who halfway wants to do her, girlfriend who knows something creepy is going on, and her saggy boobed sister who fights other saggy boobed women while topless. WOOT! No sex actually takes place, but girl tries to seduce her dad my asking him to give her a breast exam. He complies. Nice boobs by the way. She later tries to seduce the handyman (or whatever the guy) is on her dad's bed and you see a bit of crotch. Very exciting I'm sure. He turns her down and she is upset. Throws herself on dad's bed to sniff his manly aroma. Or something. I don't know. We have some female fighting between psycho incest girl and saggy boobed sister and it mercifully ends a few minutes later. Why am I spoiling this? Cause it deserves to be spoiled. And ripped to pieces. And burned. :rotten: It's a Canadian flick. I blame Lawn.

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