Written February 03, 2013
I thought the movie was great. A little more violence than I like, but I thought the ending was great. He had a purpose and only wanted what was his.
Written January 28, 2013
Richard Stark's Parker novels have been adapted previously, in movies like Point Blank and the Mel Gibson remake Payback; The Split; The Outfit and the weakest of the bunch by far, Slayground starring a well-cast Peter Coyote as Parker in a very poorly made film. Jason Statham would seem to be a good fit for the part but the version of Parker on display here is easily the nicest of the bunch, much more so even than Mel Gibson in the theatrical cut of Payback (he famously re-shot a third of the movie because he didn't think his character was likable enough). This Parker is a softie who likes animals, loves his girl and is extremely loyal to his partner (who is also his girl's father). This Parker is such a nice guy he talks an armed guard down from a panic attack in the middle of a robbery. As Statham vehicles go this is above average in terms of plot but it lacks the lean no-nonsense flavor of most Richard Stark movie adaptations. It feels a little flabby and overlong.
Written July 31, 2014
Jason Statham was at his best in this movie! Lot's of action and some laughs. I rather see JLo as an actress than a singer, she was great!
Written August 31, 2014
I understand this is just another routine Statham shoot-em-up film, but cmon! The first 30 minutes were awesome! Then it turns into the cliche story of revenge... I mean, if you're fine with Statham messing some people up, watch this.. but goodnight! Can an audience get some creativity!?!
Written July 30, 2014
Really like jason in this movie. I love his accent and he's not so bad to look at either. Non stop action throughout the entire movie. I don't know why Jennifer Lopez was in it, nor a few other scenes that the movie could have done without, but overall great flick and worth seeing it in the theater. If you are a J-Lo fan, she's barely a character in this flick, but in long enough to show us her stellar curves-Dang, she looks good for her age! Go see this!