Welcome to the Punch

Watch Welcome to the Punch

"A Stunning, Intelligent Thriller"
  • R
  • 2013
  • 1 hr 39 min
  • 6.1  (34,443)
  • 49

Welcome to the Punch is an intense and action-packed crime thriller from 2013. The movie revolves around two characters: Max Lewinsky, a London detective, and Jacob Sternwood, a notorious criminal. The film is directed by Eran Creevy, and stars James McAvoy as Max, Mark Strong as Jacob, and Andrea Riseborough as Max's partner, Sarah.

The story starts with Max and his team attempting to apprehend Jacob during a heist. The robbery goes wrong, and Max is left with a bullet in his leg and Jacob manages to escape. Fast forward three years, and Max is still haunted by the fact that he failed to catch Jacob.

Meanwhile, Jacob has retired from his life of crime and is living peacefully in Iceland with his son. However, he is forced to return to London when he finds that his son has been wounded during a heist by a rogue gang. Max sees this as his opportunity to finally catch Jacob and bring him to justice.

As Max and Sarah investigate the robbery, they uncover a much larger conspiracy involving corrupt police officers, politicians, and a mysterious figure known only as "The Ghost." Their investigation takes them through the dark underbelly of London's criminal underworld, and tensions rise as Max and Jacob come face to face once again.

The film features some stunning chase scenes and shootouts, all expertly captured by Creevy's direction and cinematography. The action sequences are explosive, but the movie also takes the time to delve into the complex relationships between the characters. James McAvoy delivers a standout performance as Max, perfectly capturing the character's determination and inner turmoil.

Mark Strong brings a stoic intensity to his portrayal of Jacob, making him both sympathetic and menacing. Meanwhile, Andrea Riseborough brings depth to her role as Max's partner, balancing her character's tough exterior with moments of vulnerability.

The film's visual style is sleek and stylish, with a distinct color palette that gives the movie a gritty, urban feel. The sound design is also notable, with a pulsing electronic score that adds to the film's tense atmosphere.

Overall, Welcome to the Punch is a thrilling and riveting crime drama that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. With strong performances, expert direction, and pulse-pounding action, it's a must-see for fans of the genre.

Welcome to the Punch is a 2013 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 39 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1 and a MetaScore of 49.

Welcome to the Punch
Where to Watch Welcome to the Punch
Welcome to the Punch is available to watch free on Kanopy. It's also available to stream, download and buy on demand at Amazon Prime, Apple TV Channels, The Roku Channel, Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play and YouTube VOD. Some platforms allow you to rent Welcome to the Punch for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
  • Release Date
  • MPAA Rating
  • Runtime
    1 hr 39 min
  • Language
  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (34,443)
  • Metascore