Punisher: War Zone Reviews

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November 17, 2011
May 6, 2011
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 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.
December 8, 2008
This was a terrible movie.
December 8, 2008
Hopefully it's three strikes and you're out for The Punisher, as this latest attempt at creating another comic book franchise will prove once and for all that maybe this character just doesn't deserve the big screen treatment.
December 5, 2008
At one point, the Punisher is asked who punishes him. The better question for those who made this inane bloodfest is: Why punish us?
December 5, 2008
The ultraviolent third stab at Marvel's homicidal vigilante is the best and closest to the source material.
December 5, 2008
Assuming you can appreciate the high level of gore and assorted sadistic weirdness, the action is satisfying and the dark story is close to the tone of its Marvel Comics source material.
December 5, 2008
Punisher: War Zone is bad enough that it may remind viewers how lucky we have been this year to get two superior superhero movies in Iron Man and The Dark Knight.
December 5, 2008
The acting is better than the script deserves and Lexi Alexander's cut-to-the-hearse direction lends the film considerable kick. But there is a steel spike at the end of Punisher's boot that will gouge your eyes out.
December 5, 2008
With its dopey fight scenes, grimy look and goopy gore, this movie is so far from ept that inept is the wrong word. It's anti-ept.
December 5, 2008
This is purely gutter, fanboy, Cheez Whiz cinema, but Alexander delivers the goods.
December 5, 2008
Does it have to be so witless, so stupid, so openly contemptuous of the very audience it(TM)s supposed to be pandering to?
December 5, 2008
This is the third crack Hollywood has taken at the comic-book hero the Punisher. They say the third time's the charm. But then, they say a lot of things.
December 5, 2008
This awful sequel dispenses with any such pretense, its cartoonish characters running an endless gauntlet of hypergruesome violence.
December 5, 2008
If most of the budget has gone to ordnance and blood squibs, director Lexi Alexander films the sprays of gore with an artisan's eye, and the results make effective if morally indefensible movie red meat.
December 4, 2008
Anyone with a modicum of good sense -- or a weak stomach -- will take it as a warning to stay the heck away from this literally and figuratively deadly War Zone.
December 4, 2008
It's a joyless plunge into gunfire that doesn't even know how to draw blood.
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