Welcome to the Punch Reviews

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February 12, 2019
A cinematic love letter to contemporary London, truly capturing the enchanting nature of the capital at night.
November 1, 2018
Welcome to the Punch is by no means groundbreaking or challenging as a motion picture, but it packs a lot of (pun intended) punch.
August 11, 2014
Welcome to the Punch is a crowd-pleaser with a minimalistic attitude.
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.
March 29, 2013
"Welcome to the Punch" is derivative, dumb fun.
March 28, 2013
It becomes something of a disquisition on mortality in spite of itself.
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.
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.
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.
March 17, 2013
The set pieces (most especially the opening robbery) are expertly, if self-consciously staged.
March 17, 2013
A thriller fashioned as the British Heat. Not too distinctive then but at least the cockney version dazzles as it regurgitates.
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.
March 15, 2013
The plotting and dialogue may not always be top drawer but director Eran Creevy carries it off with slick confidence.
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.
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
March 14, 2013
This Punch will leave a mark.
March 14, 2013
There's hope for the humble British crime thriller yet.
March 13, 2013
There are some quite gripping moments along the way. It's pretty good, just not great.
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.
March 13, 2013
Watchable British thriller enlivened by stylish direction, some impressive production design and strong performances from a superb cast ...
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