Daring, ruthless and meticulous, Parker (Jason Statham) is one of the most successful thieves in the business. But when his latest robbery turns deadly because of a careless crew member, he declines to join crime boss Melander (Michael Chiklis) and his gang for another heist. The crooks turn on Parker and leave him for dead. Parker survives and vows vengeance, tracing the gang to Palm Beach. There, he joins forces with an unlikely ally (Jennifer Lopez) to hijack the gang's next big score.
Release Date: January 25, 2013
Runtime: 1 hr 58 min
Director: Taylor Hackford
Cast: Michael Chiklis, Jennifer Lopez, Nick Nolte, Jason Statham, Clifton Collins Jr.(less)
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Despite an epic fight or two, “Parker” robs us of the revenge, the suspense of the hunt, of Parker’s methodical way of tracking down those who betrayed him, one by one. It’s one thing to not literally repeat previous films of an oft-filmed tale. It’s another to make all these changes to the formula and not find one single surprise to shove in it... See Full Review
You know how these days Hollywood folk want to open a ''dialogue'' to ''discuss'' a ''question without answers'' about whether and how pop movies ''contribute'' to today's ''culture'' of gun violence? They can start by answering the ''questions'' of 1) whether this unredeemable indie-conglomerate project needed to be made and 2) if so, did it need to be made with such lavish and almost gleeful attention to hurting, killing, bleeding, and loading bullets. The answers are 1) no and 2) no. But maybe that's just my moral code getting in the way of fun... See Full Review
As such, we feel that we can no longer expose these dedicated and caring people to movies that contain distasteful and appalling stories that are focused on graphic horror and violence, and/or gratuitous depictions of explicit sex and nudity. "Parker" is considered to be such a film... See Full ReviewFebruary 11th, 2013 · Details