Welcome to the Punch (2013)

NEW RELEASE FILM REVIEW || Director/Writer Eran Creevy | Cinematographer Ed Wild | Starring James McAvoy, Mark Strong, Andrea Riseborough, David Morrissey | Length 99 minutes | Seen at Cineworld Wood Green, London, Tuesday 26 March 2013 || My Rating 2 stars worth seeing

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This film and Parker are different takes on the same kind of thing — action-oriented thriller japery — with the exception that the latter at least accepts its generic role and treats it straightforwardly as pulp with a minimum of fuss. Punch is overlaid with a spurious layer of political corruption that seems rather redundant, when all it really wants to be is about chiselled guys shooting lots of guns, of which there is plenty.

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