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Welcome to the Punch (2013)

Welcome to the Punch

Overview


Genre

Thriller

Release Date

March 27, 2013 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

99 min.

Production Budget

$8 millions

Studio

IFC Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Eran Creevy

Producer

Rory Aitken, Ben Pugh, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones

Screenwriter

Eran Creevy

Starring

Story


The second feature from acclaimed British music video director and filmmaker Eran Creevy, "Welcome to the Punch" is the story of two arch-nemeses: detective Max Lewinsky (James McAvoy; "X-Men: First Class", "Wanted") and master criminal Jacob Sternwood (Mark Strong; "Sherlock Holmes", "Zero Dark Thirty"). When Sternwood escaped three years ago after a daring robbery, Max was left emotionally and physically scarred. But after Sternwood's son turns up in a hospital due to a failed heist, he's forced to return to London - giving Max his second chance to get the one criminal who got away. Yet as Max delves deeper into the case he uncovers a vast conspiracy. Featuring rising star Andrea Riseborough ("W.E.", "Shadow Dancer") and Peter Mullan ("Tyrannosaur", "War Horse"), the film was shot in the gleaming streets of London's rejuvenated East End and the banking center of Canary Wharf. Executive produced by Ridley Scott, "Welcome to the Punch" is a sleek modern thriller.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..it runs out of steam, with plot revelations visible from a mile away and a bit of a plausibility gap..”
by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]
“..despite its visual polish and fine ensemble, this British police drama is strictly by-the-numbers..”
by Frank Scheck [Hollywood Reporter]