PUNCH 119

welcometothepunchWELCOME TO THE PUNCH (2013)
4 out of 5 stars

Ex-criminal Jacob Sternwood (Mark Strong) is forced to return to London when his son is involved in a heist gone wrong. This trip gives detective Max Lewinsky (James McAvoy) a final shot at nabbing Sternwood after a failed attempt years ago that left him handicapped. 

I’ve been wanting to watch this ever since I saw the trailer. Reasons being:-
1) James McAvoy, and
2) David Morrissey (The Governor from The Walking Dead),
3) Mark Strong plays the bad guy AGAIN.

They say the enemy of your enemy is your best friend, and that might be the case here. Although this new best friend could have been your enemy once. I guess nothing comes in the way of justice, truth and family. It’s great to watch James McAvoy playing darker roles and I almost clapped in glee when Sternwood and Lewinsky joined forces. Woots!

Although the story is slightly predictable, it doesn’t hurt to watch a British crime thriller that stars James McAvoy.

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