Written August 30, 2014
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 wishful thinking. James Bond, move over. We have a new sheriff in town, and his name is Parker. 4 stars out of 5 for the amount of entertainment I got from it. There are some pretty grisly scenes, but not gratuitous, IMO. For anyone who likes the Bourne, Bond, etc. films.....I think you'll dig it.
Written October 28, 2014
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 role for her, as long as she’d wear skin tight skirts in every scene with long slow shots of her booty-walk away every, single, idiotic, stupid time. Good grief – she’s no love interest since Parker is happily married to a hot young babe, so why is JLo in it? Maybe they wanted to take if from 3 ½ stars to 2 stars hoping JLo would jump the box office take. Must be the paparazzi syndrome where we just want to watch stars in motion and don’t care about the story. Me, I want story, then performance by pros. Jen, keep singing, dating the high school back-up singers, and being mom to the twins and leave the acting to the professionals. Can’t recommended it since the script is full of nonsensical plot twists to force Jennifer into the fold. Sorry D.E Westlake (author), McLaughlin & JLo kill Parker
Written August 29, 2014
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. She is gracious in the secondary role. Patti Lupone is always amazing in anything, even just this tiny part. What a great actress! The movie is lots of fun for those who enjoy this genre.
Written October 25, 2014
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 plenty of interestingly idiotic bad guys who seem to pull off the impossible with genius, only to ultimately mess things up like retards. Anyway, if you can make it past the first 45 minutes, you'll be glad you stayed for the second half. Unfortunately, this isn't enough recommend the movie because the first half was bad enough to clear out 4 people from the audience I saw it.
Written November 23, 2014
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.