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It's not about the money,
This review is from: Parker [DVD] (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 (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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Initial post: 23 Feb 2015 22:21:26 GMT
This is a very enjoyable film, your review reflects this.
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