Written July 25, 2014
January-February 2013 shows promise of being Nirvana for fans of action movies. We have new movies by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Mark Wahlberg and a new "Die Hard" picture to look forward to. "Parker" sets the bar pretty high in terms of plot, dialogue and casting. I love a good revenge movie and this movie evokes memories of Lee Marvin's "Point Blank" and Mel Gibson's "Payback". Jason Statham plays it straight and brutal as the "good" criminal (he only steals from those who can afford it and doesn't hurt anyone who doesn't try to hurt him) who seeks to avenge himself against his former partners who double crossed him. Mr. Statham has become a reliable action star who consistently satisfies his audience. And like Bruce Willis, his characters get tired, hurt and bloody when shot, stabbed or otherwise attacked by his opponents. Jennifer Lopez does a good job in a supporting role that complements Statham's character. Her scenes with her mother are priceless.
Written January 29, 2013
Actually save your money.....it's okay but I can't watch Jennifer Lopez as an actress or singer or anything but overrated. Seen better acting from those rice crispies three. That IS the worst Jason Statham movies I have ever seen and I love me some Jason. Don't waste your time. Wait unil one of your friends to netfix it so you can say you didn't spend a dime on it.
Written January 29, 2013
I love Jason Statham movies, so it should mean something that 3 times during the movie I seriously considered walking out. This is one of the most boring action movies I've ever seen. There's only a couple action sequences during the entire movie. Let's face it, you see a JS movie to see nonstop, kick-***action. It's definitely not one of those. PASS. Honestly, it's not even worth renting.
Written January 26, 2013
I though it would be boring but it was action packed, lots of surprises, and ended well. I was surprised at how graphic the violence was. Not for young kids at all.
Written July 24, 2014
I went to see Jason do his thing and I was not at all disappointed. It's an escapist movie with a generally predictable plot, but that's what I was expecting. In fact, it exceed expectations in the sense that it had a couple of different story lines that I thought broke up the typical formulaic approach that movies such as this often have. I had read some reviews that said "Lopez was an unnecessary distraction." I disagree--I think she added to the variety. I think the bad guys were really bad and I think that parker was a "noble" bad guy. The action scenes were excellent--a bit fewer than some of his other movies in some respects. But satisfying. I'd give it 3.25/5 stars---but I think that's a strong rating for this genre. I liked it and I say go. You're not going to leave thinking it's the best thing you've seen, but I don't think you'll leave saying "wish I'd seen something else".