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Set amidst the unparalleled wealth and glamor of Palm Beach, Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez team up to get their cut in the crime thriller PARKER based on the series of bestselling novels by Donald E. Westlake. The film is directed by Academy Award (R) nominee Taylor Hackford (Ray) and also stars Michael Chiklis, Wendell Pierce (HBO's The Wire) and Academy Award nominee Nick Nolte. (c) Film District
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 41%

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"Overall, it gets by, but bets are hedged when single-minded efficiency and ice in the veins would have been enough."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"Poster quote: "Parker," a film that's a little better than you'd expect!"
‑ Laremy Legel, Film.com
"Randomly in the future you'll come upon it late one night on Starz, watch twenty minutes or so, then change the channel."
‑ Russell Hainline, Movie Mezzanine
"The movie seems to suffer from a misguided attempt to chase the female demo."
‑ Margot Harrison, Seven Days
"Parker is a functional enough actioner but lacks pizzazz."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, Sci-Fi Weekly
"A cool, violent, efficient adaptation of the taciturn anti-hero (the creation of Donald E. Westlake, writing as Richard Stark), who's out to restore order in a bloody world in his own bloody way."
‑ Bruce Diones, New Yorker
"Parker's vengeance isn't thrilling, there's a pointlessly developed non-love triangle, even the glam settings look cheap, and the tough-guy exchanges are inexplicably flat."
‑ Tom Russo, Boston Globe
"A little more energy behind the camera and a different leading lady and Parker could have been something great. As it stands it's a treat for Statham fans only."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"The action flick doesn't do much to wow you, but keeps things exciting."
‑ Phil Villarreal, COED.com
"Hackford brings a sense of style and sure-handedness to the proceedings that is uncommon for films of this genre."
‑ Bruce Bennett, Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
"For an old-fashioned crime thriller, you need real pros. Mr. Statham is to acting what Taco Bell is to nutrition."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"Hollywood hasn't butchered Parker-which is to say that it has let him remain a butcher."
‑ Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice
"As a tasty but un-nourishing rehash, it's not bad."
‑ Eric D. Snider, EricDSnider.com
"Calling "Parker" run-of-the-mill insults the pleasures of the potboilers it's trying to emulate. It feels like the product of misfits who broke into a mill shuttered on the edge of town and fired up the machines without understanding how they work."
‑ Nick Rogers, Suite101.com
"Parker is well executed, ultimately entertaining and totally consumable but hardly groundbreaking as action thrillers go."
‑ Lisa Giles-Keddie, HeyUGuys
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