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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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A Stunning, Intelligent Thriller

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Punch 119  »

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$8,500,000 (estimated)

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

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$6,787 (USA) (5 April 2013)
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There is a slow-motion scene in the middle of the film. The 2009 film Wanted, also starring James McAvoy is best known for its epic slow motion action sequences. See more »

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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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Generic but by no means bad
2 April 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

'Welcome to the Punch' is a solid idea that becomes a little overblown for its own good in the final act; clearly inspired by the crime classics like Mann's 'Heat', it doesn't pull it off as well. That and some pacing issues aside though, the terrific performances from a top-notch who's who British cast, including James McEvoy, who only has one obvious accent slip in the entire film, Andrea Riseborough, who can do anything, and the brooding, incredible Mark Strong, who almost steals the thing doing little more than looking around. Stylish to within an inch of its life, the fantastically brooding score to match the fantastically brooding faces on screen, and the gorgeous photography carry it through with unexpected panache. Nothing you don't expect, but basically what 'The Sweeney' wanted to be.


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