Welcome to the Punch

Welcome to the Punch
  • 2013
  • US / UK
  • 1h 39min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Eran Creevy
  • Written by: Eran Creevy
  • Cast: James McAvoy, Mark Strong, Peter Mullan, Andrea Riseborough
  • UK release: 15 March 2013

Max (McAvoy) is a volatile young cop who's haunted by an incident in which he let a bad guy get away; but then the villain comes back into view. It's swaggering and glossy but derivative and hypocritical, in that it deplores gun violence while making guns look not just sexy but essential.

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Welcome to the Punch

26 Feb 20133 stars

James McAvoy and Andrea Riseborough star in this showy action flick from the director of Shifty

There is something distinctly hypocritical and pernicious about the way this homegrown thriller gestures towards a moral stance on gun violence, only to itself locate firearms as not only an absolutely critical element in effective policing, but also…

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