Plot

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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Movie Reviews:
  • 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. ...read 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 Hollywood Reporter - by Stephen Farber
    The picture is far from great, but it's a serviceable B-movie with some A-list talent on a slumming expedition. ...read more

  • 70
    The New York Times - by A.O. Scott
    Parker...is 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. ...read more

  • 63
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) - by Kate Taylor
    The tight-lipped, give-no-quarter Statham is impeccable as the pitiless yet honourable Parker (though fans of the books will no doubt quibble, especially over the British accent). On the other hand, Lopez, that pleasant sex pot, hasn't a hope of producing the tragic desperation of her down-on-her-luck character. ...read 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. ...read 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. ...read 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. ...read more

  • 58
    Film.com - 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. ...read 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. ...read more

  • 50
    Washington Post - by Michael O'Sullivan
    Parker the movie, like the man, delivers exactly as promised. ...read 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. ...read more

  • 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. ...read more

  • 40
    New York Daily News - by Elizabeth Weitzman
    If you go in knowing what you're getting, you should come out relatively satisfied. Our hero vigorously beats up a parade of bad guys. Lots of bullets fly. There are a couple of decently plotted thefts. And to tell the truth, Statham's Southern accent is nearly worth the price of admission itself. ...read 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. ...read more

  • 38
    Slant Magazine - by John Semley
    Tonally, Parker's not so much broad or inclusive as weirdly schizophrenic, vacillating between flat comedy and spiked savagery, the product of a painfully slapdash script that also includes such laughable incidental dialogue as "pizza-I love that sh.t" and "beers and jewels, baby." ...read more

  • 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. ...read 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. ...read more

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

  • 20
    Time Out New York - by Joshua Rothkopf
    The smidgen of dramatic color offered by Jennifer Lopez, as a divorced real-estate broker drawn into Parker's payback scheme, is offset by her character's shocking naïveté, shedding her clothes on command (as if she still couldn't hide a wire somewhere) and falling unconvincingly for Statham's featureless cipher. ...read more

Parker delivers just about what the average viewer would expect from it: a Jason Statham-flavored action thriller (as opposed to, say, a Matt Damon-flavored action thriller or a Rock-flavored action t...
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Fans of the popular crime thrillers written by the late Donald E. Westlake under the pseudonym Richard Stark know that the fictional character called Parker is a professional thief with excellent work...
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User Comments & Reviews

  1. Amrita

    Surprisingly that was pretty okay:) I was getting tired of Jason Statham playing the same role over and over again, but this one was a little different. Yeah it’s a typical Statham movie but I’m glad he tried a few different things like wigs and accents! 6.6/10 Plus he gets his ass handed to him multiple times in this movie, so I feel like they added that in because they knew the audience were sick of seeing Statham whoop 5 men without getting hit once. I thought Jennifer Lopez was going to be irritating in this but she was fine:) The trailer doesn’t do this movie any justice:/ It’s a very simple movie but I seemed to enjoy a lot more than I was expecting:D However the bad-guys are mediocre.