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Parker 2012

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When Parker turns down a job offer to pull off a jewel heist, he narrowly escapes with his life. He then teams up with a female real estate agent who is familiar with the local town and has nothing to lose to find the target of the heist so they can steal the loot for themselves.

Starring:
Clifton Collins Jr., Michael Chiklis
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 58 minutes
Starring Clifton Collins Jr., Michael Chiklis, Jason Statham, Kirk Baltz, Wendell Pierce, Emma Booth, Jennifer Lopez, Patti Lupone, Nick Nolte, Billy Slaughter
Director Taylor Hackford
Genres Thriller
Studio ENTERTAINMENT ONE
Rental release 8 July 2013
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 58 minutes
Starring Clifton Collins Jr., Michael Chiklis, Jason Statham, Kirk Baltz, Wendell Pierce, Emma Booth, Jennifer Lopez, Patti Lupone, Nick Nolte, Billy Slaughter
Director Taylor Hackford
Genres Thriller
Studio ENTERTAINMENT ONE
Rental release 8 July 2013
Main languages English

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4.3 out of 5 stars

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jules TOP 500 REVIEWER on 13 July 2013
Format: DVD
Jason Statham stars as Parker, a thief who lives by a code of living up to your end of the deal, even some thieves have morals. After the heist at the beginning of the film, Parker is double crossed by his well connected colleagues, led by the unscrupulous Melander (Chiklis). Left for dead, Parker set's out to live by his code & teach these double crossers what it means to stand by your word & part of a deal. No matter how high up the chain of command you are. It's gonna be bloody!

Overall, Parker is a decent revenge crime thriller, that's main story keeps your attention well enough, along with some action & thrills paced through it. The only main downsides really are about the length of the movie, which is just under 2 hours & it does feel as though it's dragging in places. Bringing it closer to 90 minutes would had been ideal IMO. And the other with it being somewhat predictable in places.

Statham put's on a solid acting performance, as he takes one helluva beating through this movie, and manages to dish out some as well, in some good fight scenes & tense stand off's. Blood flying everywhere & some home body repairs, certainly not for the squeamish. Up against a good, convincing & menacing Chicago wise guy-esque villain in Michael Chiklis (The Shield), it's easy to root for anti-hero Statham's cause. Emma Booth (The Boys Are Back) as Statham's love interest make for a plausible pair, as does the introduction of hottie Jennifer Lopez (
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful By rbmusicman/and/movie-fan' TOP 100 REVIEWER on 9 July 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
after a million dollar robbery at 'Ohio State Fair' the five
crooks have a difference of opinion regarding a future heist,
during which 'Parker' is left for dead in a ditch.
You just know he's going to get even.
perhaps they should have checked his pulse before driving away.
'J-LO' ( plays 'Leslie' who works in real estate showing people
around expensive properties in 'Palm Beach ) sizzles as an unlikely
partner for 'Parker' joining him to track down the gang and pre-empt
the gangs heist target.
an explosive partnership to say the least.
must admit I've enjoyed many of 'Jason Statham's' films I've watched,
he rarely fails to deliver.
this movie has plenty of gritty action throughout.....well worth a
spin.
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By M. Brookes on 23 Dec. 2013
Format: Blu-ray
I like watching Jason Statham in action, he makes a good action star and has some excellent moves on him. In fairness he tends to play the same character in all of his films (with some minor variations), I don't hold that against him, I like that character and it works well in a lot of stories. Unfortunately it doesn't work so well in this one.

It starts well with a slick robbery in which he shows himself to be the skilled, calm member of the team (he plays the honourable criminal capable of handling himself in this film). The team then double crosses him and leaves him for dead, so he quite rightly starts hunting him down.

For this type of film to work you need three things, the first is a decent hero which it has. The second is a decent enemy, which it lacks, sort off. The crew have some familiar faces and almost make a good team for the hero to pit his skills against. The team don't really match their skills, in fact the only real peril Statham has is against a contract knife man (which is admittedly a good fight).

The third is that of a gimmick or a sidekick, here the film does a little better. Jennifer Lopez plays a sexy real estate who is down on her luck and see Statham as a potential client. She figures out what is going on and becomes more involved in the plot. She doesn't really really raise the film to any great height, but she isn't too annoying.

In fairness this wasn't ever likely to be a great film and if you like action then he's done better films, but it's not terrible and it did entertain me for an hour and a half.
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Format: Blu-ray
I have read every single one of the Parker crime novels, which were written by Richard Stark, aka the late Donald E. Westlake. They were little gems about an independent professional thief and anti-hero who masterminded 'scores'. The very first of these stories was actually released as a film known as 'Point Blank', with Lee Marvin in the lead roll as 'Parker', though for some reason, which I could never understand then or indeed to this day, Parker's name was changed to Walker. Even the remake (Payback), with Mel Gibson in the lead role resulted in the main character being given a different name. It was the release of Point Blank that lead to my collecting and reading the Parker stories in the first place. I even recall seeing Point Blank in a cinema in the West End of London when it was first released.

Now we advance to the present. We have a modern up to date Parker going about doing unto others as they have done unto him, as usual. Only in Parker's case he at least is making sure that the backstabbing doublecrossers who did him wrong stay down for good. Once he catches up with them. I like every aspect of the film from the start to finish. It moves along at a reasonable pace and you don't have to think too deeply about the plot. You know almost from the beginning of the doublecross what the ending is likely to be. In short this is pure entertainment which will not tax your little grey cells too much.

So sit back, relax and enjoy. Strongly recommended especially if you happen to be a Jason Statham fan. He is ideal in the role of 'Parker'.

Footnote. It was nice to see an acknowledgement to Donald E. Westlake in the credits.
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