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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ' DON'T MESS WITH 'PARKER'
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...
Published 12 months ago by rbmusicman

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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars NOBODY LIKES CHAOS
Jason Statham plays Parker, a thief and sometimes killer with his own set of ethics. After he is double crossed and left for dead, he decides to go after the clowns that did him wrong. But ZOIKS! The really bad guys have major Chicago gangster connections. He is advised against the action by his silent partner Nick Nolte, whose daughter (Emma Booth) Jason has a...
Published 15 months ago by The Movie Guy


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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ' DON'T MESS WITH 'PARKER', 9 July 2013
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rbmusicman (U.K) - See all my reviews
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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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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Honour among thieves, 14 Oct 2013
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K. G. A. Alavi (London, England) - See all my reviews
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I wanted to give this film 3 and a half stars but I though it deserved a round up rather than a round down. Jason Statham stars as Parker a master thief with "Principles". After watching the film what this means is do not cross him and you will be fine. After pulling off a difficult heist and impressing; his current crew asks him to join them on their next venture. When he refuses they try to kill him, emphasis on try, he takes at least 3 bullets but still survives.

Now it is payback time. The trouble is the gang is very well connected to a top gangster in Chicago. Of course this means nothing to Parker, but it could be trouble for him friends and family, luckily they are not new to this and can take care of themselves. While gathering information on his old friends Parker comes across Jlo, a down on her luck real-estate agent with nothing to lose. She knows Parker is up to something but she wants in.

Even though it is based on a novel Statham plays Parker in the same style he would the Transporter. The template for his tough guys he tends to play. This is a good film, nothing ground breaking but it kept my interest; it is more blood and guts than big explosions. A good film to watch if nothing else is on. In fairness this is one of Statham's better films since the Transporter he sticks to what he is good at nothing wrong with that.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's not about the money, 13 July 2013
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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 (Maid in Manhattan) who adds a bit of spice, and temptation for Parker, as the movie moves from New Orleans to Florida. Nick Nolte (48 Hours) cameo's as Parker's mentor.

In conclusion, flaws aside, Parker is more of the same watchable, enjoyable Statham fare. Recommended.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars another awesome Jason Statham film !, 9 May 2013
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My Favorite film of 2013 so far. well plotted and paced action thriller with good performances from all the actors and actresses especially from the Stath and J-Lo and in top villain mode Michael Chiklis, highly recommended !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Action, 16 May 2014
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Film was action packed and kept you on the edge of your seat all the way through. As ever Statham doesn't disappoint
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great Jason Statham film, 2 May 2014
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I've watched over 300 action films and this is one of my favourites. It's got all the things you want in an action packed film, the action starts straight away, no long, lengthy intro, you get straight into it. Overall great film highly recommend it to anyone who is an action film enthusiast.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent film, 8 July 2013
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Watched this at home on on demand and had to buy it. Received it the day said on delivery. Excellent film worth buying and can be watched more than once.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars NOBODY LIKES CHAOS, 5 May 2013
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The Movie Guy "Movies from A to Z" (United States) - See all my reviews
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Jason Statham plays Parker, a thief and sometimes killer with his own set of ethics. After he is double crossed and left for dead, he decides to go after the clowns that did him wrong. But ZOIKS! The really bad guys have major Chicago gangster connections. He is advised against the action by his silent partner Nick Nolte, whose daughter (Emma Booth) Jason has a relationship.

On the trail of the bad guys, Parker uses Leslie (Jennifer Lopez) a down on her luck, cut throat, high end real estate agent, who also likes to play amateur detective. Parker is resilient as bullets, knives, jumping out of a moving vehicle, and broken ribs only slows him down a step. Classic Statham "performance" for better or worse.

I don't need to mention the no surprise ending. It's a Statham film. The fun part is the tough guy getting us there.

Parental guide: occasional F-bomb. No sex or nudity. Jennifer Lopez bra/panties. Jason and Emma in shower together with discreet camera angels and arm placement.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A criminal undertaking, 2 Jun 2013
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Mr. S. Storey "eats beans" (not at work) - See all my reviews
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After he's doublecrossed and left for dead, Parker (Statham) goes out for revenge against a ruthless gang of robbers led by Michael Chiklis. This is a very simple revenge tale with a couple of brutal action scenes thrown in for good measure. Statham has some decent screen prescence which is useful here because the script is flabby and the direction is lifeless. J-Lo is relegated to a bizzare bit part, she doesn't turn up for twenty minutes or so and although she's around till the end, her part seems awkwardly jammed in because of Parker's real love interest who's off screen most of the time. The standout fight scene between Statham and Daniel Bernhardt and the latters subsequent high fall is really well presented but is the only high point in an otherwise pedestrian (but not terrible) movie.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars If you've seen one Statham movie..., 9 July 2013
This review is from: Parker [DVD] (DVD)
...then it's beginning to feel like you've seen them all. I like Statham's films. They don't try to be Oscar winning deep dramas; they simply give you action, a few fight scenes and the odd car chase. You know what you're getting and he normally delivers. However, if you look at his last few films, you may well start to see the formula repeating itself a little too much.

`Parker' follows the formula pretty closely. Statham + a doublecrosss = seeks revenge (fights and car chases included). And this time he's practically more indestructible than he is in Crank. You may have to suspend your disbelief on a regular basis to fully appreciate this film/

Plus you have J-Lo thrown into the mix as a - sort of - love interest for him. Some people hate he being included and, although I'm not a fan, I have to say that I didn't find her character as annoying as I find her in real life. She plays the `feisty damsel' pretty well, i.e. someone who needs rescuing from time to time, but, at the same time, can hold her own in a room full of baddies.

Basically, if you've seen one of Statham's recent films, then you've sort of seen this. It's not as good as (the first two) Transporter films, but it is better than some of his last ones. If you like his stuff, then you'll probably enjoy this. It's not a flop, but it's nothing too original either.
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