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Based on 36 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Among the recent spate of comic-book movies, from "Spider-Man" to the "X-Men," The Punisher is unique. show more

  • 50
    Carla Meyer San Francisco Chronicle

    It's a prevailing sense of humor that makes this an entertaining, if silly, film adaptation of the Marvel comic. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Trashy and disturbingly violent yet fairly zippy and amusingly cast. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Punishes the audience with a flat starring performance; Mr. Jane finds few sparks of life in a hero who wasn't all that lively to begin with. show more

  • 50
    Philadelphia Inquirer

    For such a formulaic vigilante film, The Punisher has a far better cast than it deserves. show more

  • 38
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    It features an insane amount of violence and a number of visual references to the comic, but it lacks the original's humor and spirit. show more

  • 40
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    A tone-deaf muddle that shifts moods more often than its lone wolf vigilante rubs out bad guys, clocking in at a punishingly paced two hours and change. show more

  • 63
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Considering the horrible buzz that had dogged the movie since its trailers first premiered, The Punisher turns out to be a likable underdog. show more

  • 63
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    The Punisher punishes. That's what he does, and that's all this movie does. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The Punisher is so grim and cheerless, you wonder if even its hero gets any satisfaction from his accomplishments. show more

  • July 08, 2008 Spongfan94
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    this movie was pretty good but it wasnt great. its more of a renter. the new one looks good though

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