Punisher: War Zone Reviews

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May 22, 2019
The latest big screen incarnation of the popular Marvel Comics series is an overly violent snoozefest that lacks any humor or any other redeemable quality.
August 29, 2018
It is inconceivable that this film has a higher Rotten Tomatoes rating than Elektra.
May 15, 2012
A blithely depraved shoot-'em-up in which its glum protagonist cuts a retributive swath across a vast criminal underworld, Punisher: War Zone echoes back to the unthinking low-budget action movies of the 1980s.
November 17, 2011
May 6, 2011
April 15, 2010
The final damning verdict left by the American box office, whom far from raced out to see it, meaning takings of 8m leave Punisher: War Zone the lowest grossing Marvel adaptation to date.
August 30, 2009
One can assume another reboot will be in the offing after this monstrosity tanks at the box office.
February 12, 2009
Unlike more high-powered Marvel heroes like Spider-Man and X-Men, The Punisher has never enjoyed much box office success and this excruciatingly terrible film certainly won't change that.
February 12, 2009
The IQ is as low as the body count is high and the uncharismatic Ray Stevenson might as well have been wearing a mask for all the emotion he shows.
February 6, 2009
You couldn't call it shoddy, exactly, and the actors take it painfully seriously; it's just dispiriting to see all this endeavour in the service of something so humourless and disgusting.
February 6, 2009
The punishment doesn't end there, with anyone who hands over good money to watch this dreck also likely to feel the pain.
February 5, 2009
Another violently unsuccessful attempt to bring this comic book character to screen.
February 5, 2009
'Oh God, now I've got brains spattered all over me,' exclaims The Punisher's slippery inside man, Detective Soap. You may feel the same at the end of this messy, sadistic reboot of the Marvel comic-book series.
February 5, 2009
Castle/the Punisher is not the most charismatic comic book hero at the best of times but Stevenson's jowly pallor and oil slick of hair makes him look more like an Eastern European abattoir worker than a vigilante to be reckoned with.
February 5, 2009
The franchise simply can't compete with better written and directed comic book offerings out there. This includes Howard The Duck...
February 5, 2009
Marvel, stop punishing yourselves and put this unworkable franchise out of our misery.
December 20, 2008
Once in a while someone will come up to me and ask why movies are so violent. Generally, they're talking about a war movie or a horror movie such as 'Saw.' In the future, I will throw out 'The Punisher: War Zone' as a comparison.
December 12, 2008
The film boasts some of the more revolting special effects ever conceived. There isn't really any acting to speak of, although Jigsaw and Loony Bin Jim get to chew people and scenery; the dialogue is pretty much what you'd expect.
December 10, 2008
If a picture were to win awards for how magnificently it impaled a dreadlocked convenience store robber or spectacularly it beheaded indignant elderly mob bosses then Punisher: War Zone would make a clean sweep of the evening.
December 10, 2008
Opening-weekend box office indicates Punisher could be in the Wal-Mart $5 dump bin in time for Christmas as a worthy replacement for those hard-to-find lumps of coal.
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