• Punisher: War Zone (2008)

Punisher: War Zone

Release Date: December 5th, 2008

DVD Release Date: March 17th, 2009

R |1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary

Frank Castle, aka The Punisher (Ray Stevenson), turns the streets of New York City red as he wages a one man war against the crime syndicate responsible for the death of his wife and two kids. Aided by his trusted sidekick, Microchip (Wayne Knight), he almost kills Billy Russoti (Dominic West) and leaves him horribly disfigured. Billy renames himself Jigsaw and with the help of his crazed brother Loony Bin Jim, recruits criminals from every corner of the city to do battle with Frank.

Cast: Ray Stevenson, Dominic West, Doug Hutchison, Colin Salmon, Wayne Knight, Dash Mihok, Julie Benz, Stephanie Janusauskas

Director: Lexi Alexander

Genres: Thriller , Crime drama , Action

Production Co: MHF Zweite Academy Film, Lionsgate Films, Valhalla Motion Pictures, Marvel Studios Inc.

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Brother , Revenge , Pursuit , Suspenseful , Brooding , 2000s , Hotel , New York City

Ratings & Reviews

  • 38
    David HiltbrandPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The acting is better than the script deserves and Lexi Alexander's cut-to-the-hearse direction lends the film considerable kick. show more

  • 75
    Peter HartlaubSan Francisco Chronicle

    Assuming you can appreciate the high level of gore and assorted sadistic weirdness, the action is satisfying. show more

  • 30
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    So unrelentingly violent that all but teen boys might as well stay home. show more

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