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Punisher: War Zone

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Punisher: War Zone

Punisher: War Zone

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
107 minutes
Wide Release Date:
12/05/08
performer:
Ray Stevenson, Doug Hutchison, Dominic West
director:
Lexi Alexander
distributor:
Lions Gate Films
author:
72474, 58761, 8812
genre:
ActionAdventure

We gave it a C+

In this oddly Brit-heavy third attempt to ? create another Marvel film franchise, Ray Stevenson (Rome) takes over as the vengeful Punisher, following Dolph Lundgren and Thomas Jane. Alas, Stevenson doesn’t have much to do except look gloomy after accidentally killing an FBI agent — and then deliberately kills about 50 more people. (His character could be called the Not-Much-of-a-Learning-Curveinator.) Meanwhile, Dominic West (The Wire) plays a facially mutilated Mob boss as if he’s in a broad SNL sketch. On the plus side, Punisher: War Zone has one of the all-time great ? B-movie last lines: ”Oh, God, now I’ve got brains splattered all over me!” C+

Watch our interview with star Ray Stevenson

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