Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Even the people who griped about Tom Cruise being cast as the towering Jack Reacher will have to admit Statham fits nicely in Parker's shoes.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Stephen Farber
The picture is far from great, but it's a serviceable B-movie with some A-list talent on a slumming expedition.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Taylor Hackford directs crisply, unpretentiously. Patti LuPone goes Latina, playing Lopez's soap opera-addicted mom, and Bobby Cannavale is a Palm Beach cop with an eye for Leslie. The action is fast and furious.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

The tight-lipped, give-no-quarter Statham is impeccable as the pitiless yet honourable Parker (though fans of the books will no doubt quibble, especially over the British accent). On the other hand, Lopez, that pleasant sex pot, hasn't a hope of producing the tragic desperation of her down-on-her-luck character.
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By James Berardinelli
The action scenes are crisply directed, brutal, and invigorating.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The movie is a morals-free procession of bang bang bang! and blood blood blood!, and men slamming each other with blunt objects and slicing each other with blades.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
If you go in knowing what you're getting, you should come out relatively satisfied. Our hero vigorously beats up a parade of bad guys. Lots of bullets fly. There are a couple of decently plotted thefts. And to tell the truth, Statham's Southern accent is nearly worth the price of admission itself.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The essence of this grindingly violent movie can be summed up by what Parker says of his handgun to a terrified clerk at a check-cashing service: "It's small, but it hurts."
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
This Parker spits in our collective eye. Don't blame us for spitting back.
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Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
The best we get here are modest action diversions.
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43 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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