Pick a random title Welcome to the Punch

2013 2.2/5 R SuperHD 99 minutes

A retired thief and his longtime foe -- a police detective -- reluctantly join forces when they realize an ongoing conspiracy threatens them both.

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James McAvoy, Mark Strong, Andrea Riseborough, Johnny Harris, Daniel Mays, Daniel Kaluuya, Natasha Little, Ruth Sheen, Jason Flemyng, David Morrissey, Peter Mullan Directed by Eran Creevy

Action & Adventure, Action Thrillers, Crime Action & Adventure, British Movies

Language: English

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Rotten Tomatoes® Scores
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"Welcome to the Punch" is derivative, dumb fun.

Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 2013-03-29

 

It becomes something of a disquisition on mortality in spite of itself.

Mike D'Angelo, AV Club, 2013-03-28

 

Part of the pleasure of watching a movie like "Welcome to the Punch" is peeling away the multiple layers of inspiration, isolating the allusions and figuring out if they're what works or whether the movie earns a little credit.

Manohla Dargis, New York Times, 2013-03-26

 

One straight-faced gunfight after another, signifying nothing.

Sara Stewart, New York Post, 2013-03-29

 

Despite its visual polish and fine ensemble, this British police drama is strictly by-the-numbers.

Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter, 2013-03-28

 

Empty, pointless and stupid, the barrage of gunfire called Welcome to the Punch is another unappealing entry in the overworked British gangster genre.

Rex Reed, New York Observer, 2013-03-27

 

Mistakes messiness for complexity, while ignoring characterization and real-world politics.

Steve Erickson, Village Voice, 2013-03-26

 

So redolent of adolescent fantasy, you can practically hear a 12-year-old shouting "Blam!"

Sam Adams, Time Out, 2013-03-26

 

A proficient but personality-free policer that demands little of either its audience or its enviable best-of-British cast.

Guy Lodge, Variety, 2013-03-15

 

When it's over, all you'll remember is a whole lot of gunfire and shouting.

Tom Huddleston, Time Out, 2013-03-12