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Punisher: War Zone In this oddly Brit-heavy third attempt to ? create another Marvel film franchise, Ray Stevenson (Rome) takes over as the vengeful Punisher,...Punisher: War ZoneAction/AdventurePT107MR In this oddly Brit-heavy third attempt to ? create another Marvel film franchise, Ray Stevenson (Rome) takes over as the vengeful Punisher,...2008-12-03Doug HutchisonDominic WestDoug Hutchison, Dominic WestLions Gate Films
Punisher: War Zone
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Punisher: War Zone

Genre: Action/Adventure; Starring: Ray Stevenson, Doug Hutchison, Dominic West; Director: Lexi Alexander; Author: Matt Holloway, Art Marcum, Nick Santora; Release Date Wide: 12/05/2008; Runtime (in minutes): 107; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Lions Gate Films

In this oddly Brit-heavy third attempt to ? create another Marvel film franchise, Ray Stevenson (Rome) takes over as the vengeful Punisher, following Dolph Lundgren and Thomas Jane. Alas, Stevenson doesn’t have much to do except look gloomy after accidentally killing an FBI agent — and then deliberately kills about 50 more people. (His character could be called the Not-Much-of-a-Learning-Curveinator.) Meanwhile, Dominic West (The Wire) plays a facially mutilated Mob boss as if he’s in a broad SNL sketch. On the plus side, Punisher: War Zone has one of the all-time great ? B-movie last lines: ”Oh, God, now I’ve got brains splattered all over me!” C+

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