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Punisher: War Zone (2008) Movie Information

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Dominic West
Ray Stevenson
Dash Mihok
Julie Benz
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Frank Castle, aka The Punisher, has waged a one-man war against organized crime. A mob boss thought dead returns at Jigsaw, and with the FBI powerless to stop him and his rapidly-growing army, they must turn to The Punisher to bring him down. -- Chris Kavan

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dukeakasmudge 10/15/2011 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

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Finally somebody made a Punisher movie & got it right.Hopefully there will be a sequel

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The Film Rebel 11/14/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Though I'll admit this film isn't perfect, this is the first Punisher film to truly get it right. Hell, this the closest any of the film adaptations have to come to reaching total faithfulness to the comics. Ray Winstone does a fantastic job and is by far the best actor to ever portray the Marvel character. All in all, an enjoyable movie.

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Chris Kavan 08/13/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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If you like your movies with plenty of action and bloody violence, then Punisher War Zone is for you. It almost seems like a throwback to the 80s action film - with more blood thrown in - than a newer film. Not bad if you want action and nothing else.

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02/12/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Punisher: War Zone" by Yojimbo

Frank Castle accidentally kills an undercover FBI agent when he storms a mob stronghold, leaving him torn between protecting the man's family and hanging up his guns for good. Warzone is less a sequel than a reinvention of the previous film, and as a whole it is a big improvement. Ray Stevenson is a much more intense Punisher, and his guilt over the agent's death combined with his moral dilemma makes him a much more interesting character. The double act of Dominic West (dodgy accent notwithstanding) and Doug Hutchinson also make for much more interesting, larger than life villains and the action is far slicker and more exciting; in fact the whole film looks the part of a moody comic strip far more than the wishy washy original. The tone although still consciously aping the Batman films is...

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01/09/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

INSANELY violent. but awesome.

Closer to the Marvel Comics source, this film marks the third time that The Punisher comes to the big screen. With previous verisons starring Dolph Lundgren and Thomas Jane. This movie is slightly better than those were. The extreme violence and sadistic dark humor is very satisfying. Also fans of hardcore action cinema will enjoy it. I liked everything about this movie. The filmmakers were right to make the film so over-the-top. Why make a stipped down PG-13 version of a film about a semi-insane vigilante who murders criminals? Thats more upsetting than the spraying of blood on display here.

Ray Stevenson is easily great to watch in the lead role. Dominic West (best known for his work on The Wire)does a good job as the mutilated villain. Punisher: War Zone is going to appeal to a very...

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12/23/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Third Time Punishes the Audience Some More

Letís start with the good, shall we? Ray Steveson is the third, and best cast, actor to take on the role of Frank Castle. In this latest version Frank is a former military officer whose family was gunned down when they witnessed a mob hit. Only Frank survived. Now, as the Punisher, Castle hunts down all members of organized crime in his never-ending quest for vengeance.

The latest name of his hitlist (Dominic West) gets himself thrown in a big vat-like glass recycler (Joker, anyone?) and is reborn as the tattered faced Jigsaw.

When the film plays it straight it works okay, although the scenes where the Punisher takes down rooms (or buildings) full of baddies who stand around waiting for him to first kill the guy next to him before taking action gets a bid old. I also liked the ...

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