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Welcome to the Punch
6.5 out of 10

Welcome to the Punch

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Overall 6
6.0

Welcome to the Punch

Fragland
30 September 2013
  • Excerpt: After Max Lewinsky (James McAvoy) let Jacob Sternwood escape years ago after a heist and remained with a bullet in his leg, his career kinda went downhill. He’s still one of the better cops in the department but the fire that used to drive him has started burning quite a bit smaller.
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Overall 4
4.0
Audio 8
8.0
Extras 4
4.0

Welcome to the Punch Blu-ray Review

DoBlu
2 August 2013
  • Excerpt: Political agendas and unruly vengeance fill Welcome to the Punch with bloated confrontations and middling character definition. Shot in the knee and suffering residual effects, London detective Max Lewinsky (James McAvoy) journeys on a three-year quest to stifle criminal figurehead Jacob Sternwood...
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Welcome to the Punch (Blu-ray)

DVD Verdict
29 July 2013
  • Summary: Judge Gordon Sullivan welcomed himself to the whole bowl. It was spiked, of course.
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Overall 8
8.0

Welcome to the Punch

Slant Magazine
10 July 2013
  • Excerpt: The sheer wastefulness of Eran Creevy's Welcome to the Punch is off-putting enough, but the film is also falsely painted-up as a crime epic. As Creevy sees it, the rivalry between lawman Max Lewinsky (James McAvoy) and stoic thief Sternwood (Mark Strong), the latter of whom has been in hiding ever...
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Overall 7
7.3

Welcome To The Punch

AV Club
28 March 2013
  • Excerpt: About halfway through Welcome To The Punch , a British action flick that up to that point functions as a pretty standard bullet-fest, somebody gets killed. That is by no means unusual—lots of people have already been killed by that point in the film, and have long since been forgotten.
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Overall 7
7.0

Welcome to the Punch

The Digital Fix
25 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Stylish crime thrillers featuring cops chasing robbers are ten-a-penny in today�s film world. Finding a British one though is considerably trickier, as stylish here is the operative word.
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Review: ‘Welcome to the Punch’

Variety
17 March 2013
  • Summary: In 2008, Eran Creevy's bristly, assured microbudget debut "Shifty" set higher expectations than those fulfilled by his flashier follow-up "Welcome to the Punch."
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Film Review: ‘Welcome to the Punch’

Variety
15 March 2013
  • Summary: James McAvoy-starrer aims to class up the cops-and-robbers formula with more distinguished thesps
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Overall 6
6.0

Welcome To The Punch

totalfilm.com
22 July 2013
Overall 8
8.0

Welcome To The Punch

Empire Online
1 June 2013
  • Conclusion: A confident, ambitious and action-rich Brit thriller, albeit one whose characters and clarity suffer from the frantic intensity of its pacing.
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