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Generic action flick has high body count, predictable plot.
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The crime thriller Parker delivers a gritty, hard hitting action film that's based on a bestselling book series. When a professional thief named Parker is double-crossed by his crew, he follows them to Miami where he uses a real estate agent to help find them and exact revenge for their betrayal. Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez, and Michael Chiklis lead the cast and deliver their usual performances. However, the grittiness of the film doesn't really work, as the ultra-violence detracts from the action instead of adding tension. And the character development is poor, as is the dialog. Overall Parker is a decent enough heist film, but it's nothing new and has already been done better.
- fb100000440772572, Saturday, June 15, 2013
Gotta say I've seen better from Statham. As always though, Statham comes through with a top-notch performance with his delivery, but there is some weak acting outside of his performance. Jennifer Lopez, though stunning, is too comically written and the heist compatriots are given such little to say, their actions speak louder than their words, which is boring. It's up and down with the action. It's too spaced out with filler storyline that pauses the important plot moves too long. Hopefully the next action movie Statham puts out is a better effort from the whole crew.
- fb1544220109, Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Parker is honestly better than I thought it would be, but it's ultimately forgettable. It's no Payback. It's not even Jack Reacher. It has a nice fight sequence and feels far less ridiculous than Statham's normal nonsense, but it just never goes to any kind of unique or entertaining levels to set itself apart.
- fb508860270, Tuesday, March 19, 2013