Rent The Punisher (2004)

3.0 of 5 from 128 ratings
1h 58min
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Synopsis:
Special agent Frank Castle (Tom Jane) lives the good life with a devoted family and a job he loves. But his world falls apart when his last assignment pits him against ruthless businessman Howard Saint (John Travolta). Seeking the revenge of his murdered family, Castle becomes a merciless vigilante hell bent on destroying Saint and his band of underworld assassins on his mission of redemption: vindicating the common man with a brand of justice the law cannot provide.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Avi Arad, Gale Anne Hurd
Writers:
Jonathan Hensleigh, Michael France
Studio:
Columbia Tristar
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
24/01/2005
Run Time:
118 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing, Hindi
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Director's Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary
  • Keeping It Real: Punisher Stunts Featurette
  • War Journal: On the set of The Punisher Featurette
  • "Step Up" by Drowning Pool Music Video
BBFC:
Release Date:
09/02/2009
Run Time:
123 minutes
Languages:
English, French, Spanish
Subtitles:
Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Hindi, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • Commentary with Director
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Music Video
  • Mini Documentary
  • Optional Commentary
  • Alternate Scenes

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Reviews (2) of The Punisher

Punisher.....guilty as charged - The Punisher review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
29/05/2007

Hmmm now this is a tricky one folks. Brace yourselves although Travolta plays a great villain, and Thomas Jane is moody enough to carry the role off of Marvels anti hero, there's something that doesn't quite jell

True, nice set pieces, some great action and fight scenes but again something is lacking. I actually prefer the original movie that starred Dolph Lundgren which was made heck only knows how long ago.

Don't expect another X-Men, or Spiderman and you may not be too disappointed. It's not quite as disappointing as Elektra but doesn't stand up against Blade.

Okay but have seen better

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

The Punisher - The Punisher review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
08/05/2005

Appalling. The first attempt at a Punisher film (with Dolph Lungren) is much cheaper and lacks the trademark t-shirt but is a more faithfull, comic book style rendition of this gun-toting Marvel vigilante.

This version is at times more like a Dynasty style soap opera than a revenge action movie. Frank Castle's war on crime is too local and limited and there is little sense of how bottomless his need to 'punish' the guilty is. Has anyone involved with the film read any of the comics? If so the lack of gun-based action and executions is baffling.

The three neighbours are a distraction that serve little in the way of adding any depth to the film or to Castle's character. The plot is uninspiring and at times embarassingly jerky and rushed.

For all it's comparative lack of budget, at least the earlier version had imaginative use of the Punisher's arsenal and well choreographed skirmishes in truly comic book in style. This is a horror of a film. That it avoided the straight to video sentence is a mystery. Avoid.

0 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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