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Welcome to the Punch Reviews

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Jack Giroux
Film School Rejects
August 11, 2014
Welcome to the Punch is a crowd-pleaser with a minimalistic attitude.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
May 3, 2013
What really registers in WELCOME TO THE PUNCH is the chase scenes and the high intensity with which it all plays out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
March 29, 2013
"Welcome to the Punch" is derivative, dumb fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club
March 28, 2013
It becomes something of a disquisition on mortality in spite of itself.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
March 27, 2013
A super solid action flick. Strong and McAvoy are terrific, and the film oozes style. Fans of Michael Mann or vintage John Woo need to check this out.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
March 26, 2013
Part of the pleasure of watching a movie like "Welcome to the Punch" is peeling away the multiple layers of inspiration, isolating the allusions and figuring out if they're what works or whether the movie earns a little credit.
| Original Score: 3/5
March 20, 2013
This flawed, yet watchable action homage doesn't quite live up to its gun-toting influences, but a marvellous roster of Grade-A Brits tips the scales in Welcome To The Punch's favour.
Philip French
Observer (UK)
March 17, 2013
The set pieces (most especially the opening robbery) are expertly, if self-consciously staged.
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
March 17, 2013
A thriller fashioned as the British Heat. Not too distinctive then but at least the cockney version dazzles as it regurgitates.
Rich Cline
March 15, 2013
After the tiny drama Shifty, British filmmaker Creevy turns to both Hong Kong and Hollywood for inspiration, creating an unusually glossy, explosive London cop thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
March 15, 2013
The plotting and dialogue may not always be top drawer but director Eran Creevy carries it off with slick confidence.
Joe Cunningham
March 15, 2013
Between Welcome to the Punch and Shifty there are all the ingredients for a masterpiece...and you wouldn't bet against Creevy putting them all together next time around.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tara Brady
Irish Times
March 15, 2013
Producer and fellow impressionist Ridley Scott must surely be impressed with what the younger film-maker has achieved with 8.5 million
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
March 14, 2013
This Punch will leave a mark.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Adam Woodward
Little White Lies
March 14, 2013
There's hope for the humble British crime thriller yet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
March 13, 2013
There are some quite gripping moments along the way. It's pretty good, just not great.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
March 13, 2013
The result is a tightly plotted thriller that looks like The Shard but occasionally sounds like The Gherkin. It gets away with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
March 13, 2013
Watchable British thriller enlivened by stylish direction, some impressive production design and strong performances from a superb cast ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andy Lea
Daily Star
March 12, 2013
Refreshingly, this is a London-based crime flick that completely breaks with the usual chirpy Cockney formula. But have we really got to the stage where we have to tool-up Mr Tumnus?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Oliver Lyttelton
The Playlist
March 11, 2013
For most of the run-time, Welcome To The Punch is thrillingly cinematic, beautifully made, smarter and funnier than you'd expect, and a phenomenal showcase for Creevy and his team.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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