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Welcome to the Punch (2013)

 -  Action | Crime | Thriller  -  15 March 2013 (UK)
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When a notorious criminal is forced to return to London, it gives a detective one last chance to take down 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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Max Lewinsky: I'm paid to catch crooks, not get them elected.
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Heroic Bloodshed in the East End
20 March 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Inspired by Hong Kong 'heroic bloodshed' flicks, this hardnosed cops 'n' robbers tale certainly lives up to its name. James McAvoy's supercop exhibits a dogged intensity in his hunt for Mark Strong's antiheroic supercrim. During their heated cat-and-mouse game, the two uncover a conspiracy much bigger than their own dispute.

The two leads keep things moving along nicely with their ambiguous dynamic, with a supporting cast of familiar faces picking up back-end duties rather nicely. Special mention must go to Shane Meadows favourite Johnny Harris who, as a cold-blooded ex-military henchman, exudes a barely-restrained predatory animalism, familiar to those who saw him in This is England '86. Top performances, decent pacing, and an ending which refuses to settle it all in quite the neat and tidy way one would expect.


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