The Punisher
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This is an adaptation of a popular, violent Marvel Comics series about a character who's a frontier-style vigilante in modern-day urban America. Dolph Lundgren stars as Frank Castle, once a crusading police officer whose family was murdered by a car bomb planted by the Mob. Believed to be killed in the explosion, Castle has gone underground, building a subterranean lair in the sewer system and vengefully assassinating various criminals, wracking up an impressive body count of 125 slain in five years. Castle's former partner, Jake Berkowitz (Louis Gossett, Jr.) rightly suspects that he… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 24%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"With origins in a Marvel Comics character, The Punisher is, as might be expected, two-dimensional."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"A terrible one-man-army action flick. The 2004 version is far more effective."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"É difícil escolher o que é pior: os diálogos risíveis, a direção amadora, as lutas nada convincentes, a péssima atuação (oh!) de Lundgren ou sua "maquiagem de deprimido"."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"The real problem is that it just isn't very exciting."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
"Destructive, reprehensible, and marvellous fun."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"Much better than the 2004 version. A surprisingly potent blast of '80s action moviemaking."
‑ Kevin N. Laforest, Montreal Film Journal
"Marred by cheeseball sets and special effects, lame fight sequences, and some of the worst acting ever to disgrace the screen."
‑ Christopher Null,
"Carefully tended facial stubble trimmed to give him a skull-like appearance, Lundgren is truly impressive as a character defined by emotional emptiness."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Often underrated comic-book adaptation that lacks the trademark skull logo but delivers the superhero presence that the Thomas Jane remake sadly lacks."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson,
"The only positive spin I can put on this movie is that if bad comic adaptations like it hadn't been done in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Marvel never would have needed to have its current, high-quality big-screen resurgence."
‑ Greg Dean Schmitz, Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
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