Welcome to the Punch
Welcome to the Punch (2013)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 27, 2013
DVD Release Date: July 23, 2013
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Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Welcome to the Punch is a little deeper and more thoughtful than most police dramas -- but not quite enough to surmount its thinly written characters and numbing violence.

Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

"Welcome to the Punch" is derivative, dumb fun.

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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club

It becomes something of a disquisition on mortality in spite of itself.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

It's clear almost immediately that Creevy isn't looking to reinvent the wheel here...

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Sara Stewart
New York Post

One straight-faced gunfight after another, signifying nothing.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

Empty, pointless and stupid, the barrage of gunfire called Welcome to the Punch is another unappealing entry in the overworked British gangster genre.

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Andrew Williams
Metro (UK)

Potentially fun for action fans, Welcome To The Punch is ultimately all style rather than substance.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Despite its visual polish and fine ensemble, this British police drama is strictly by-the-numbers.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

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.

Jack Giroux
Film School Rejects

Welcome to the Punch is a crowd-pleaser with a minimalistic attitude.

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Walter M.
In "Welcome to the Punch," Ruan Sternwood(Elyes Gabel, of "Scorpion") tries to flee the country but faints because of a severe bullet wound… More
Mark Walker
This film marks the start of a trilogy of UK ventures from actor James McAvoy in 2013. It was released practically back to back with Danny Boyle's… More
Caesar Mendez
Last week my experience in the theaters were less than stellar. That trend continues with Welcome to the Punch an action/crime film whose clumsy script nearly… More