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Punisher: War Zone (2008) In this oddly Brit-heavy third attempt to create another Marvel film franchise, Ray Stevenson ( Rome ) takes over as the vengeful Punisher, following Dolph… 2008-12-05 R PT107M Action/Adventure Ray Stevenson Doug Hutchison Dominic West Lions Gate Films
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Punisher: War Zone (2008)

MPAA Rating: R

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Punisher: War Zone | In the Zone Ray Stevenson is the disciplinarian
In the Zone Ray Stevenson is the disciplinarian
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Dec 05, 2008; Rated: R; Length: 107 Minutes; Genre: Action/Adventure; With: Ray Stevenson; 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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Originally posted Dec 03, 2008 Published in issue #1025 Dec 12, 2008 Order article reprints