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Rated R · 118 minutes · 2013

Action, Crime drama, Thriller
It lacks the testosterone of Jason Statham’s more identifiable work, like the Transporter movies and Crank, and it’s not exactly a think piece, either. So Parker sort of leaves its star—and its audience—in limbo. The film is based on the Donald Westlake character of the same name, who has popped up in several films over the years, but this is the first time Parker has been called Parker in a movie. It’s a momentous occasion for fans of the series but it doesn’t help the movie very much. After a truly terrific opening scene (an imperfectly executed robbery), Parker tries to juggle too many bad guys, too many gimmicky excursions for Statham, and too much Jennifer Lopez, who somewhat embarrassingly goes for comedic effect. The good news is that Parker is a solid movie character; now they just have to do him justice.


See our full review: Suits and Disguises, Yes; Acting Skill, No

Suits and Disguises, Yes; Acting Skill, No

Donald Westlake's character, Parker, could be worthy of a series of films, but hopefully starring someone else »

Official Site: parkermovie.com
Director: Taylor Hackford
Producer: Taylor Hackford, Les Alexander, Steve Chasman, Sidney Kimmel, Jonathan Mitchell, Stratton Leopold and Brad Luff
Cast: Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Chiklis, Wendell Pierce, Clifton Collins Jr., Bobby Cannavale, Patti LuPone, Carlos Carrasco, Micah Hauptman, Emma Booth, Nick Nolte, Daniel Bernhardt, Jon Eyez, Sala Baker, Rio Hackford, Kirk Baltz and Earl Maddox

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City Newspaper MOVIE REVIEW: "Parker" The third time around by George Grella 01/30/2013
Memphis Flyer Dead Zone 2013: And … Action! Looking for cinematic life where none is expected. by Addison Engelking 02/07/2013
The Coast Halifax Parker Statham is a thief with a heart of gold, Jennifer Lopez helps by Jacob Boon 01/24/2013
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Portland Mercury Missed Opportunities Parker: A dumb movie about a smart character. by Paul Constant 01/23/2013
Arkansas Times Skip it 'Parker' a dud. by Sam Eifling 01/30/2013
Creative Loafing Atlanta Jason Statham plays a newer, softer Parker The classic hard-boiled character gets a revision in the latest adaptation by Curt Holman 01/25/2013

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