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Parker

Parker

2013 | Taylor Hackford

A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist.

Average rating   6 out of 10

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Niels Risgaard Hansen     2013-08-18 6 out of 10

Hard hitting Jason Statham action, and at hot Jennifer Lopez.

This is a classic action plot; small heist --> set up --> large heist  --> revenge. It works fine and it is good entertainment if you like this sort of movie. I do! There are however no surprises and no plot twists of any importance, which make it a bit too much like riding on a well known railroad track.

Statham plays a classic Statham role and delivers a classic Statham performance. His fighting style is a bit more brawling in this movie, but he is hard hitting and efficient with a gun as always.
Adding Jennifer Lopez to the cast was a good move, but making her take of most of her clothes and turn around for inspection... that is something else! Despite some poor performances in her earlier movies, she does a good job in this one. It is not a very demanding role, but she still manages a pretty good performance.
Some of the extras on this movie does a really poor job however. On several occasions I notices situations that really seemed awkward and actually ripped me out of the illusion of the movie. That was really bad.

Effects and music like a classic action movie. Nothing fancy but still acceptable.

Watch this if you like Statham and/or a classic action plot. It is not a good movie, but still pretty decent.


 




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