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Welcome to the Punch

(2013)

Rated R for violence and language.

R In Theaters 03/27/2013 , 99min.
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Time Out New York
Favoring style over substance isn’t a mortal sin, but Creevy isn’t as enthrallingly slick as compatriot Guy Ritchie, nor does he have anything like the "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" auteur’s feel for Britain’s criminal class. Full Review
Dan Jolin
Empire
A confident, ambitious and action-rich Brit thriller, albeit one whose characters and clarity suffer from the frantic intensity of its pacing. Full Review
Emma Dibdin
Total Film
There’s an emotional vacuum at its centre but Welcome To The Punch is an adrenalin shot to the heart of the Brit-crime genre. Full Review
Frank Scheck
The Hollywood Reporter
Despite its fast pacing and well-staged action set-pieces, the film fails to make much of an impression. Full Review
Guy Lodge
Variety
A proficient but personality-free policer that demands little of either its audience or its enviable best-of-British cast, this simplistic urban morality tale miscasts the appealing James McAvoy as one good cop whose dogged pursuit of Mark Strong’s alpha criminal only uncovers the rot within police ranks. Full Review

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