The Punisher

The Punisher

DVD - 2004
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The Punisher walks through the same world we all know, a world darkened by war, by crime, by cruelty, and by injustice. He has no superpowers to battle the evil he sees all around him. He only has his fierce intelligence, his years of combat experience and, above all, his ironclad determination to avenge those wronged by society's villians, including those who killed his family.

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jimg2000
Feb 19, 2017

An epic introduction of the comic/video-game character "The Punisher" and Thomas Jane (played the gritty space detective Joe Miller in 'The Expanse 2016') nailed the part as good as anyone could. Not perfect that it was a familiar vengeance pulp fiction but highly enjoyable action film on a likeable hero. Last, sharp comic-style dialogues, see "Quotes."

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JihadiConservative
Jun 03, 2016

Most definitely not the Punisher I wanted. To see a FANTASTIC Punisher, check out the "Daredevil" show. Jon Bernthal (Who also plays Shane in Walking Dead) plays a incredible Punisher. Also, since he was so popular, MARVEL has announced that he will get his own netflix original tv show!

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StarLord21
May 13, 2016

This is an extremely poor portrayl of Frank Castle "The Punisher". For example if a man like John Travolta's character had men kill his wife and daughter then he would of just killed him. No destroying money or pitting his best friend against him by using his wife. That is not his style. He would of just killed the whole family. Also stupid how he finds his symbol on a shirt wahed up on the beach. At least make it so that his son would draw it or something else. Very poor performances all around. I didn't care about a single character. The one redeeming part of this movie was the fight scene.

BookReviewer2015 Feb 10, 2015

Interesting and action packed film about the man, the legend....Frank Castle: The Punisher!

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neonkc
Oct 27, 2013

very good

aaa5756 May 25, 2012

This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. “Not too bad---good performance”. "I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.”

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kwarah
Dec 08, 2011

Wholesale massacre.

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Chyna
Nov 01, 2010

This version was actually supported by Marvel, which made it better then the previous versions released.

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jimg2000
Feb 19, 2017

These are my favorites from IMDb's collection:

Candelaria: Vaya con Dios, Castle. Go with God.
Frank Castle: God's gonna sit this one out.
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The Punisher: Those who do evil to others - the killers, the rapists, psychos, sadists - you will come to know me well. Frank Castle is dead. Call me... The Punisher.
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Joan: What makes you any different from them?
The Punisher: They have something to lose.
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Iraq Soldier: But these guys are terrorists!
Frank Castle: They think the same thing about us.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0330793/trivia?tab=qt&ref_=tt_trv_qu

aaa5756 Mar 26, 2013

“National honor is the national property of the highest value.” -James Madison

aaa5756 Mar 26, 2013

“The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.” -Frank Zappa

aaa5756 Mar 26, 2013

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

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BeardedMovieGuy
Feb 12, 2015

People seem to have a hate on for this movie, but honestly I think it is one of the more better made and accurate comic book translations. This is the quintessential telling of the story of Frank Castle and how he becomes the Punisher, taken right from the pages of the graphic novel, with Thomas Jane doing a great job showing how complex and multilayered the character really is. The film has a very Sergio Leone feel to it, which totally helps sell it as more then just a comic book movie. In fact, the only part I really disliked in the movie with the corny exploding punisher skull in the finale, which was just silly. My only other complaint was that it had some needless nudity, but other then that it is a movie with a terrific cast, great action and pretty much everything you could ask for in a Punisher movie, sadly when the director and Thomas Jane saw where they wanted to go with the next movie they opted out, but they made it anyway and thus you have the much less cool Punisher Warzone movie with Ray Stevenson, pity.
3.5 Beards Out Of 5

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