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By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Generic action flick has high body count, predictable plot.

Movie R 2013 118 minutes
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age 14+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 17+

What works is the chemistry between Statham and López

I thought this would be of the typical Statham Transporter variety. But it turned out to not be what I expected, better in some spots and quieter in other spots. I think as a whole it moves a bit slower than we typically anticipate for a Statham film but I believe the chemistry between Statham and López. Would have loved to see more of it.
age 9+

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While the action scenes manage to thrill, ultimately, Parker disappoints. Here's the biggest question you'll have after seeing this movie: Why cast an actress as charismatic as Jennifer Lopez if you're not going to use her skills to the fullest? For that matter, why cast Nick Nolte, too, in a thankless role as a confidante and mentor of sorts to Parker? And Michael Chiklis?

The whole movie, in fact, seems like an exercise in casting big-name stars with talent in a film that's mediocre at best. Even Statham deserves better; though his range may be more limited than Nolte's, he has an appealing, endearing sincerity that could have worked very well here, had he not been extra hampered by a limited script with rote dialogue and a massive heist at the heart of it that seems simplistic at best.

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