The Punisher (2017–2019)
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Flustercluck 

A big bounty inspires New York's worst to pursue the Punisher. A restless Amy seeks help from a fellow grifter. Russo and Krista consider the future.

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Gerry Conway (based on the Marvel comics by), John Romita Sr. (based on the Marvel comics by) (as John Romita) | 6 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Bernthal ... Frank Castle / Punisher
Ben Barnes ... Billy Russo
Amber Rose Revah ... Dinah Madani
Jason R. Moore ... Curtis Hoyle
Josh Stewart ... John Pilgrim
Floriana Lima ... Krista Dumont
Giorgia Whigham ... Amy Bendix
Corbin Bernsen ... Anderson Schultz
Todd Alan Crain ... David Schultz
Kevin Chapman ... Kusack
Derek Goh ... Danny
Brendan Walsh Brendan Walsh ... Moke (as Brendan Ryan)
Samuel Gomez Samuel Gomez ... José
Jimi Stanton ... Todd
Brett Bartholomew ... Philip
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A big bounty inspires New York's worst to pursue the Punisher. A restless Amy seeks help from a fellow grifter. Russo and Krista consider the future.

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 2019 (USA) See more »

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USA

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Dolby Atmos

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16:9 HD
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The wine Dumont serves Dinah is actually called 'Decoy'. See more »

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Amy Bendix: This is such a total flustercluck.
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References Don't Look Now (1973) See more »

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to take radical steps..
20 January 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Marvel's The Punisher

Lightfoot's almost R rated take of this beloved character of comic books, holds no bar on glorifying its protagonist to its peak with all possible tactics. The mean street themed anti-hero of ours may resemble a lot to its companion Murdock, but as far as morality and sanity clause is considered, Bernthal's character has been free from such strings far before it even hits the screen. He has got deep voice, he reminisces about his past, he ignites his anger through sorrow and he is the protector working from outside the law. And with all these stated pragmatic theories, the action that it thrives upon too communicates a lot to its viewers.

With well choreographed and lethally performed actions, the gore vision of the makers is justified thoroughly on the screen, personally I still prefer Goddard's typical Daredevil mano-y-mano fight compared to the jump-the-shark and often too-much-to-swallow action in here. Bernthal's genuine commitment to this role inherently enhances his portrayal where his emotionally driven monologues- something that we first glimpsed when he arrives in Daredevil- is one of his finest bits. As far as the storytelling is concerned, the writers adds enough characters to distract and distribute the storyline with gripping well constructed sequences to keep us tangled.

But, the real culprit is the screenplay and the conversation that comes off chalky or cheesy to breed out the sincerity of the emotions it goes through. Another signature of it, is how it weaves out brilliant eye popping culmination of characters on screen, but this is something that is usually seen in its initial stages, for the last act is often a mind numbing bloodbath. Addition to that, the supporting cast isn't convincing enough to push Bernthal for a better closure let alone support him.

Season 02

The respect earned by its first season by creating an eerie yet soothing bond between Bernthal and Ray Newman is shucked away with none whatsoever emotional string in this one. Plummeting down vigorously with its repetitive narration and questionable sequences, the lack of practicality in conversations results to be the stab at the back of the series.

Flustercluck

The reserved side track that was kept ages ago and was constructed with petty method finally comes down to reveal the anticipated cheesy drama, but what's worse is that where it was supposed to crave the silence, it blurts out amateurly.


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