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 August 28, 2014
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 August 26, 2014
Never having read the Richard Stark novels (pseudonym of Donald E. Westlake); a neophyte, totally ignorant of the protagonist and his exploits, it was stunningly shocking that “Parker” (stoically handsome Jason Statham) was an untoward character, a criminal with ethics, a pugnacious, tenacious, terrifying personage when doubled-crossed; hence, the fast-paced, pungently gory scenario, revolving around Parker’s revenge and his unique code of morality...
Sprinkled with a dragnet of smarmy villains, primarily mendacious “Melander” (Michael Chiklis, “Vegas” is riveting, mesmerizing in the role); and innocent, but sagacious “Leslie” (a surprisingly genuine portrayal by Jennifer Lopez) who is the foil; woeful, struggling Palm Beach real estate agent, implementing Parker’s chimerical plan...
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