The Punisher Movie Review 2004

Information and Film Reviews for The Punisher the Movie

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Visitor rating
4.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

What this brutal revenger lacks in humor and cheeriness, it more than makes up for in gloomy, dour punishment, drunken brooding, and grisly deaths. The Punisher a.k.a. Frank Castle (Jane) is an FBI agent turned vigilante after an FBI sting which kills a wealthy mobster's son triggers the systematic murder of his entire family. Said mobster is the ironically named Mr. Saint (an uninspired Travolta). Despite a severe battering, Castle survives the slaughter. Rest of pic is his revenge plot against Saint, his right hand man (Patton) and assorted evil cohorts. Adding a touch of humanity are Castle's fellow rooming house residents, including Romjin-Stamos, Pinette and Foster, who futilely attempt to socialize Castle. Based on the Marvel comic books.

Distribution

CinemaNow, 4553 Glencoe Ave., Ste. 200, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292, URL: http://www.cinemanow.com, Remarks: Formerly known as Lions Gate Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 124 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
FBI, Psycho-Thriller, Revenge, Adapted from Comics, Anti-Heroes, Super Heroes, Vigilantes
Screenplay
Jonathan Hensleigh, Michael France
Cast
Thomas Jane, John Travolta, Edward Jemison, Samantha Mathis, Will Patton, Laura Elena Harring, Roy Scheider, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Geoff Wallace, Mark Collie, John Pinette, Russell Andrews, Marc Macaulay, Ben Foster, Eduardo Yanez, Marcus Johns, Bonnie Johnson, Omar Avila
Cinematography
Conrad W. Hall
Director
Jonathan Hensleigh
Music
Carlo Siliotto
Other
John Taylor, Steven Kemper, John Dexter, Steve Saklad, Lisa Tomczeszyn, Michael Z. Hanan
Producer
Avi Arad, Gale Anne Hurd, Marvel Enterprises, Partnership Films, Lions Gate Films

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