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Release Date: March 27th, 2013

DVD Release Date: July 23rd, 2013

R|1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary
When a notorious criminal is forced to return to London, it gives a veteran detective one final chance to bring the man to justice.

Cast: James McAvoy, Mark Strong, Peter Mullan, Andrea Riseborough, David Morrissey, Robert Portal, Daniel Kaluuya, Elyes Gabel

Director: Eran Creevy

Genres: Crime drama, Action

Production Co: Scott Free Productions, Worldview Entertainment, Automatik

Distributors: IFC Films

Keywords: Pursuit, London, Son

Ratings & Reviews

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

  • The diminutive McAvoy, trying his hand at all manner of action, may be hoping to become the Scottish Tom Cruise. But Welcome to the Punch shows he’s still more of a Scottish Michael J. Fox, an actor better served by roles with more charm and less grimacing than this one. show more

  • Despite its fast pacing and well-staged action set-pieces, the film fails to make much of an impression. show more

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