After Parker is stiffed by his partners in a bank robbery, he vows revenge and tracks them to their next job, a jewelry heist in Palm Beach. With the help of his lover, Claire, and real estate agent Leslie Mackenzie, Parker stalks his victims and their loot.









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  • 75
    Miami Herald - by Connie Ogle
    Even the people who griped about Tom Cruise being cast as the towering Jack Reacher will have to admit Statham fits nicely in Parker's shoes. more

  • 70
    Variety - by Brian Lowry
    Crisp and efficient, with the occasional clunky moments, Parker also shows off Jennifer Lopez (literally) to good effect, while mostly squandering the rest of its first-rate cast. ...

  • 70
    The New York Times - by A.O. Scott not a great movie....But Parker is nonetheless great fun. It is part of a welcome trend, or counter-trend, in action filmmaking, an effort to strip away the apocalyptic bloat and digital fakery that have overtaken the genre and return to its pulpy, nasty, mechanical roots. ...

  • 63
    ReelViews - by James Berardinelli
    The action scenes are crisply directed, brutal, and invigorating. more

  • 63
    Philadelphia Inquirer - by Steven Rea
    Taylor Hackford directs crisply, unpretentiously. Patti LuPone goes Latina, playing Lopez's soap opera-addicted mom, and Bobby Cannavale is a Palm Beach cop with an eye for Leslie. The action is fast and furious. ...

  • 60
    Empire - by David Hughes
    Fifty years after he first appeared, Donald E. Westlake’s antihero may have found his perfect avatar. Like Parker’s robberies, it isn’t entirely successful, but Statham and Lopez make enticingly mismatched partners in crime. more

  • 60
    Total Film - by Rob James
    He might have lost his edge, but Parker hasn’t mellowed in his old age. A sunny, silly, violent revenger that puts Statham in good company. more

  • 60
    New Orleans Times-Picayune - by Mike Scott
    It's an uneven but fairly enjoyable ride, one that benefits from Statham's cool, capable presence. more

  • 60
    Los Angeles Times - by Betsy Sharkey
    If you're going to saturate a film with so much violence, at least it's nice to see an action hero - or antihero - actually feeling the pain. ...

  • 58 - by Laremy Legel
    Sometimes in life, simple pleasures can be rewarding, and that’s certainly the case here. Parker is not a particularly innovative film, but it’s no less effective for the blemish. more

  • 58
    The A.V. Club - by Josh Modell
    Though Parker starts off fairly strong, the action gets more predictable as it meanders toward its conclusion. more

  • 50
    New York Post - by Lou Lumenick
    Parker is watchable chiefly for Statham, who exudes effortless cool and excels in hand-to-hand combat, as well as demonstrating his skill at wielding some very unlikely weapons. ...

  • 42
    Entertainment Weekly - by Lisa Schwarzbaum
    The movie is a morals-free procession of bang bang bang! and blood blood blood!, and men slamming each other with blunt objects and slicing each other with blades. more

  • 38
    Movie Nation - by Roger Moore
    Despite an epic fight or two, Parker robs us of the revenge, the suspense of the hunt, of Parker's methodical way of tracking down those who betrayed him, one by one. more

  • 38
    Chicago Sun-Times - by Peter Sobczynski
    The best things about Parker are the two lead actors. Although working with material that is lackluster even by his standards, Statham manages to demonstrate a commanding screen presence that cannot be dismissed. ...

  • 30
    Wall Street Journal - by Joe Morgenstern
    The essence of this grindingly violent movie can be summed up by what Parker says of his handgun to a terrified clerk at a check-cashing service: "It's small, but it hurts." ...

  • 25
    Boston Globe - by Tom Russo
    The best we get here are modest action diversions. more

  • 25
    New York Observer - by Rex Reed
    For an old-fashioned crime thriller, you need real pros. Mr. Statham is to acting what Taco Bell is to nutrition. more

  • 25
    Rolling Stone - by Peter Travers
    This Parker spits in our collective eye. Don't blame us for spitting back. more

  • 25
    The Playlist - by Drew Taylor
    This newest film is an undercooked potboiler, one so tastelessly bland and visually indistinguishable that you wonder if anyone associated with the project realized what makes cheapo crime fiction so fun to consume. more

  • 20
    Austin Chronicle - by Kimberley Jones
    I have never doodled during a movie before in my life, but holy hell, Parker's two-hour running time takes a lifetime. Plenty of time for mental doodling, too. more

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User Comments & Reviews

  1. Liana Shimunova

    Even adding Jennifer Lopez to the mix in time for her to strip and show off her infamous rear doesn’t add much in the way of silver screen sizzle.