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About the Film
Ex criminal Jacob Sternwood (Mark Strong) is forced to return to London from his Icelandic hideaway when his son is arrested after suffering a gunshot wound during a heist gone wrong. This gives Sternwood's arch enemy, detective Max Lewinsky (James McAvoy), his last chance to catch the man he's always been after. As the two nemeses hurtle towards each other, they start to uncover a deeper conspiracy that they will both need to solve in order to survive. From executive producer Ridley Scott Welcome to the Punch is a pulse pounding, hi octane ride through the mean streets of London.
Punched beyond its weight
Struck effectively the difficult balance of being a fast paced action movie, credible & fourth dimension characterisation of multiple characters & retaining suspense/intrigue throughout.
Absolute rubbish, real shame great actors but rubbish film
I'd heard that this wasn't that good but I decided to rent anyway, I'm glad I did. I thought it had a fair pace and built the story really nicely, I was however a bit disappointed by the swiftness of the conclusion. The ending could have unwound with a little less speed (and to compound it, the plot was all summed up for you in 1minute of dialog, which was clearly obvious by this point anyway, so it was either for dummies who'd missed it, or they ran out of film and wanted the set closed ASAP ;) and the final set piece seemed to be rushed in my opinion, but all that negative comment doesn't make it a terrible film, in fact it was very entertaining and believable...I'd certainly recommend it, if you like cop/heist/revenge movies
Great acting and, as usual from mr Scott's studios it was shot very well, with some really nice framing, sets and lighting.
Would have been five stars, but for my above criticism of the ending.