Welcome to the Punch
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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.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 51%

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""Welcome to the Punch" is derivative, dumb fun."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"It becomes something of a disquisition on mortality in spite of itself."
‑ Mike D'Angelo, AV Club
"Welcome to the Punch is a crowd-pleaser with a minimalistic attitude."
‑ Jack Giroux, Film School Rejects
"Welcome To The Punch should feel a little grander, like it's on a bigger scale to match the wide-ranging plot."
‑ Sam Bathe, Fan The Fire
"When Max finally gets a chance to ask Jacob why the killer didn't kill him when he had the chance, the answer's as unsatisfying as the movie."
‑ Matt Pais, RedEye
"One straight-faced gunfight after another, signifying nothing."
‑ Sara Stewart, New York Post
"Empty, pointless and stupid, the barrage of gunfire called Welcome to the Punch is another unappealing entry in the overworked British gangster genre."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"While it remains mildly entertaining throughout, Welcome to the Punch lacks the snap, crackle, and pop of other contemporary examples of the genre"
‑ Bill Gibron, Film Racket
"What really registers in WELCOME TO THE PUNCH is the chase scenes and the high intensity with which it all plays out."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media
"Fast-paced storytelling can't seem to hide Welcome To The Punch's tastelessly cookie-cutter script, created using material from every action thriller cliché you can rattle off the top of your head."
‑ Matt Donato, We Got This Covered
"Despite its visual polish and fine ensemble, this British police drama is strictly by-the-numbers."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Part of the pleasure of watching a movie like "Welcome to the Punch" is peeling away the multiple layers of inspiration, isolating the allusions and figuring out if they're what works or whether the movie earns a little credit."
‑ Manohla Dargis, New York Times
"Creevy's ambitions are admirable and he creates an impressive sense of atmosphere throughout, but it's let down by a sketchy plot and surface-level characters."
‑ Stephen Carty, Flix Capacitor
"Thankfully, a cast of solid U.K. actors pick up the slack, bringing intensity and behavioral nuance to an otherwise airy actioner that feels severely pared down from its original intent."
‑ Brian Orndorf, Blu-ray.com
"Angry men mumble as they point guns at each other in a series of standoffs in Welcome to the Punch, and it almost works."
‑ Robert Levin, amNewYork
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