To get away clean, you have to play dirty.
Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Chiklis, Wendell Pierce, Clifton Collins Jr., Bobby Cannavale
|Screenplay||John J. McLaughlin, from the novel by Donald E. Westlake|
|Cinematography||J. Michael Muro|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital|
|Produced by||Incentive Filmed Entertainment, Sierra/Affinity, ALexander Mitchell Productions, Current Entertainment, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Anvil Films|
|Language||Strong and frequent|
|Nudity||Brief, infrequent female breasts (non-sexual, low impact)|
|Sex||None (brief, infrequent scenes of affection)|
|Violence||Strong and frequent|
|Blasphemy||Mild to moderate blasphemy, not amounting to prejudice|
|Drug abuse||Low impact consumption of beer and wine (not glamourised)|
|Comments||This film has complex and mature themes of crime, corruption, fraud, danger, revenge and fear. Children under the age of 16 years may find the portrayal of such themes confusing, distressing and/or upsetting. The language use is strong and frequent and includes words such as 'Fnck', 'son-of-a-b!tch' and 'motherfncker'. There is also mild to moderate blasphemy such as 'Holy Sh!t', 'Jesus Christ' and 'Sweet Jesus'. The blasphemy does not amount to prejudice but may offend young and sensitive viewers. The violence in this film is strong and frequent and includes bloody detail and close-ups of wounds. Scenes include shootings, stabbings, multiple killings and physical beatings and may harm viewers under 16 years. The suspense is also strong and frequent made so by loud sound effects, dark and eerie lighting and a suspense-filled sound track. Mild imitable acts and mild to moderate criminal techniques includes scenes of planned and organised robberies where the criminals are disguised as non-threatening characters such as clowns and priests. The plans of their robberies are depicted and therefore may threaten and negatively influence a child who may not understand the complexity of the scenes. This film has an overall strong impact and is not at all suitable for younge children and viewers under 16 years of age.|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Diane de Beer Cut to the action, Statham.
Stephen Farber Hard-boiled anti-hero.
Mark Keizer Same old same old from Jason Statham
James Berardinelli Parker is an anti-hero but, like all effectively portrayed anti-heroes, we have no trouble rooting for his revenge to play out in a satisfying manner. Which, of course, it does.
Peter Travers A formula action movie that hits its formula marks as if no one expected more. I do expect more. So do Westlake fans. This Parker spits in our collective eye. Don't blame us for spitting back.
Tomatometer Jason Statham is game as usual, but Parker is a thoroughly generic and convoluted heist movie.
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What the People say
7091 Netizens Silly Stath, smash things
Average .. 41%