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Welcome to the Punch (2013)

 -  Action | Crime | Thriller  -  15 March 2013 (UK)
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Ex-criminal Jacob Sternwood is forced to return to London when his son is involved in a heist gone wrong. This gives his nemesis, detective Max Lewinsky, one last chance to catch the man he's always been after.

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Former criminal Jacob Sternwood is forced to return to London from his Icelandic hideaway when his son is involved in a heist gone wrong. This gives detective Max Lewinsky one last chance to catch the man he has always been after. As they face off, they start to uncover a deeper conspiracy they both need to solve in order to survive. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Welcome to the Punch  »

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$8,500,000 (estimated)

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$2,736 (USA) (29 March 2013)

Gross:

$6,787 (USA) (5 April 2013)
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When Max Lewinsky drains body fluids out of his knee using a syringe he is smoking a cigarette. After he drained the body fluids out of his knee he sprays the fluid into a pan and then taking a final smoke of his cigarette. The cigarette he throws into the pan with his body fluids appears to be taller than when he took the final draw. See more »

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Thomas Geiger: Do you want to know the real reason they first asked you to head up the Sternwood case?
Max Lewinsky: Not fucking really. Uh, my good looks, my charm.
Thomas Geiger: We hadn't been able to get anywhere near Sternwood for years. Our incompetence could be passed off as your inexperience.
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Better than expected
30 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

A British thriller about a cop (McAvoy) seeking revenge of the criminal who shot him (Strong) who has returned from hiding to help his son after a heist gone wrong.

The plot is quite deep and very clever with a few twists, there is plenty of good action scenes which keep you gripped, shoot-outs, and just good drama in general. The film keeps you guessing as to what the next twist is going to be and is left open for you to decide. James McAvoy and Mark Strong were excellent in the lead roles.

I feel this film has been unfairly criticised, it turned out much better than I expected. Give this one a chance, you won't regret it.

8/10


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