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Parker (15)

Parker (15)

Action, Crime, Thriller

A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist.

The critical consensus

Energetic action nonsense for Statham fans that is unlikely to bring in any converts.

***(*)(*)Siobhan Synnot, The Scotsman, 03/03/2013

Fifty years after he first appeared, Donald E. Westlake’s antihero may have found his perfect avatar. Like Parker’s robberies, it isn’t entirely successful, but Statham and Lopez make enticingly mismatched partners in crime.

***(*)(*)David Hughes, Empire Online, 04/03/2013

Taylor Hackford handles the bloody mayhem with journeyman efficiency.

**(*)(*)(*)Anthony Quinn, The Independent, 07/03/2013

It all just fizzles out.

**(*)(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 07/03/2013

A competent if overlong old-school action thriller.

***(*)(*)Daily Express, 08/03/2013

Apart from Lopez’s appealing performance, the only fresh cinematic pleasure comes from Statham’s lengthy spell impersonating a Texas oilman: the accent is pretty dreadful, but damn if he doesn’t look good in a Stetson.

**(*)(*)(*)Graeme Virtue, The List, 08/03/2013

Much mayhem follows, but Statham, who moves with athletic grace, can take it as uncomplainingly as Mike Tyson's punchbag, and hand it out as relentlessly as Jean-Claude Van Damme.

Philip French, The Observer, 10/03/2013

Features about Parker (15)

Taylor Hackford interview for Parker: 'I didn't want J-Lo for her beauty'

John Hiscock, The Telegraph, 08/03/2013

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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