Parker

  • 15
  • Taylor Hackford (2013)
  • US
  • 113 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

Jennifer Lopez joins Jason Statham for this entertainingly silly revenge thriller from director Taylor Hackford. Parker may not be in the same class as Hackford's previous efforts, such as An Officer and a Gentleman and Ray, but his involvement guarantees a certain gloss. Beneath that surface sheen, though, this is standard Statham stuff, with him playing the eponymous crook who's double-crossed and dumped by his gang mates. Despite being beaten, shot, thrown from a moving car, then shot again, Parker's up and after them within hours. He follows the trail to Florida, where he co-opts the help of a cash-strapped real-estate agent (Lopez), who predictably falls for our hero, despite the fact that he's now wearing a Stetson (don't ask!) and is implausibly posing as a rich Texan. The film has some bone-crunchingly good action sequences, one decent one-liner and it's all daftly watchable, but one suspects that this is more of a career high point for Statham than for Hackford.

Plot Summary

A thief is betrayed and left for dead by his partners in crime. He learns they are planning a diamond heist in a wealthy neighbourhood, so poses as a millionaire wanting to buy a house in the area. A real-estate agent sees through the disguise and helps him get even by stealing the gems from his traitorous gang. Action thriller, with Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez.

Cast and crew

Cast

Parker
Jason Statham
Leslie Rodgers
Jennifer Lopez
Hurley
Nick Nolte
Melander
Michael Chiklis
Ross
Clifton Collins Jr
Carlson
Wendell Pierce
Ascension
Patti LuPone
Jake Fernandez
Bobby Cannavale
Claire
Emma Booth

Crew

Director
Taylor Hackford

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
E1 Entertainment
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 8 Mar 2013
Certificate 15
Distributor:
Entertainment One UK
Categories
Drama