Jason Statham steals the show in heist thriller ‘Parker’
Jason Statham stars as a thief with a complicated code of ethics in “Parker.” Jennifer Lopez plays his love interest.
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 12:00 am
“Parker” roars into a dull January and enlivens the movie landscape, and thank the action-movie gods because we needed a little something to wake us from our winter slumber.
Based on a novel in a series by Richard Stark, the alter ego of the late, great Donald E. Westlake, the film is basically a heist-and-payback movie. But it’s made with such skill and smarts that it stands above such eye-rolling blow-’em-up fare as Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “The Last Stand,” its main competition at the box office.
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Friday, January 25, 2013 12:00 am.