Parker Synopsis
A thief lives by his own code of honor.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Move over, Bond

By Reel_Deal_Gal
I really liked it a lot and am now a huge Jason Statham fan. Action, excitement, - totally kept me engaged and entertained - even at the 10:20 pm starting time. I see a sequel. I hope that isn't just...

McGlaughlin and JLo kill Parker

By mackpeak
Love Jason, great action and unique fights. They made a good action/character movie and then Jennifer showed up and said, “Hey, can I be in the movie although it’s already done?” Then they made up a...

satisfying shoot em up

By minnie_huntingtonbeach
Statham does not disappoint in this limited dialogue action thriller. There are lots of explosions and tense moments throughout. Lopez is not annoying unlike other films in which I have seen her. ...


By 4myeyezonly
Jason Stratham is an excellent actor. This movie was great from the beginning to the end. Action packed. Great story line and deliverence. Will see again....

The second half is good.

By pedsarq
This is really two movies, a really bad one during the first half and a pretty good heist film during the second half. There's plenty of revenge and butt-kicking Jason-Statham-style. There are also...


By imabigmoviefan
It was a fantastic, action packed movie. I was so glad J-Lo wasn't his love interest in this movie. There wasn't much sex, just lots of action and blood; like all of Jason Statham movies! GO SEE!!...

to heck with the critics

By tnb7770
You wanna go to a movie and be entertained? then this is one for you, and most likely the spouse also. Went with my better half and we both loved it. Best movie I've seen since the christmas...

Doesn't Disappoint...Good Plot, Well Executed...Lots Of Action.

By Alon Patterson
Jason Statham's movies are always action packed and this one is no exception. A better story here than most of his past attempts, coupled with Lopez, makes for a fine film. Although a bit formulaic...


By hine76
Saw it last night. Jason was his usual bad-***self and did not disappoint in the action department. But Jennifer Lopez?? She was totally useless. All she did was f**k things up for Jason. She...


We always love Jason Stratham, and his films. Love Jennifer Lopez, but, this part was beneath her acting talents. It did not make sense, she had street smarts, but, was dumb in so many other ways....

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Rated R | For Brief Sexual Content, Brief Nudity, Language Throughout and Strong Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Generic action flick has high body count, predictable plot.
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