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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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$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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In the slow motion shoot-out in Iris Warn's house, only the cartridge should be ejected after the bullet is fired down the barrel. The ejects can plainly be seen to still have the bullets attached. See more »

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Dean Warns: I'll tell you why I'm a good soldier, because of selfless commitment
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Much sophisticated action - perhaps too much...
16 April 2013 | by (Estonia) – See all my reviews

The plot has several twists and turns, and thriller elements are catchy to follow - but it seems, however, that the screenwriter was very eager to add sophistication and all this resulted in a series of unlikely and strained scenes. Heists are seldom carried out with stylish clothes and technology in-sync, and ambitious corruption is not a sign of the UK police force - to name a few odd things... The ending scenes and the very end are scheming as well.

The male cast is strong and even, particularly James McAvoy as Max Lewinsky, Mark Strong as Jacob Sternwood and Peter Mullan as Roy Edwards. Female characters tend to be sketchy and were uninviting to me.

Although no Boyle or Ritchie, Welcome to the Punch is still more than a B-film. Violence is not playful, crime is gloomy and good persons tend to die as well...


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