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Welcome to the Punch (2013)

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When a notorious criminal is forced to return to London, it gives a detective one last chance to take down the man he's always been after.

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Eran Creevy

Writer:

Eran Creevy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James McAvoy ... Max Lewinsky
Mark Strong ... Jacob Sternwood
Andrea Riseborough ... Sarah Hawks
Johnny Harris ... Dean Warns
Daniel Mays ... Nathan Bartnick
David Morrissey ... Thomas Geiger
Peter Mullan ... Roy Edwards
Natasha Little ... Jane Badham
Daniel Kaluuya ... Juka Ogadowa
Ruth Sheen ... Iris Warns
Jason Flemyng ... Harvey Crown
Elyes Gabel ... Ruan Sternwood
Robert Portal ... Robert Wiseman
Jason Maza ... Luke
Jay Simpson ... Barber
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Storyline

Former criminal Jacob Sternwood is forced to return to London from his Icelandic hideaway when his son is involved in a heist gone wrong. This gives detective Max Lewinsky one last chance to catch the man he has always been after. As they face off, they start to uncover a deeper conspiracy they both need to solve in order to survive. Written by Anonymous

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A Stunning, Intelligent Thriller

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

16 | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 2013 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Punch 119 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,736, 31 March 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,787, 7 April 2013
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

There is a slow-motion scene in the middle of the film. The 2009 film Wanted, also starring James McAvoy is best known for its epic slow motion action sequences. See more »

Goofs

When Max Lewinsky drains body fluids out of his knee using a syringe he is smoking a cigarette. After he drained the body fluids out of his knee he sprays the fluid into a pan and then taking a final smoke of his cigarette. The cigarette he throws into the pan with his body fluids appears to be taller than when he took the final draw. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Max Lewinsky: [calling it in] Nathan?
Nathan Bartnick: Talk to me.
Max Lewinsky: Yes, it's tonight. Sternwood is doing it tonight.
Nathan Bartnick: Jesus, Max, you've got it! Where?
Max Lewinsky: Aberdeen Square.
Nathan Bartnick: Are you sure?
Max Lewinsky: Yeah. Yeah, I'm positive.
[punches guy squirming underneath him]
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Connections

References Calamity Jane (1953) See more »

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Much sophisticated action - perhaps too much...
16 April 2013 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

The plot has several twists and turns, and thriller elements are catchy to follow - but it seems, however, that the screenwriter was very eager to add sophistication and all this resulted in a series of unlikely and strained scenes. Heists are seldom carried out with stylish clothes and technology in-sync, and ambitious corruption is not a sign of the UK police force - to name a few odd things... The ending scenes and the very end are scheming as well.

The male cast is strong and even, particularly James McAvoy as Max Lewinsky, Mark Strong as Jacob Sternwood and Peter Mullan as Roy Edwards. Female characters tend to be sketchy and were uninviting to me.

Although no Boyle or Ritchie, Welcome to the Punch is still more than a B-film. Violence is not playful, crime is gloomy and good persons tend to die as well...


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