Film review: Parker (15)
Jason Statham has enjoyed remarkable success in Hollywood for an actor who can't do American accents. He shows that he can't, too, when in this violent crime thriller he briefly masquerades as a Texas oil baron. Oof.
Based on a novel by Donald E Westlake (d.2008) it has Statham as the eponymous Parker, a hardnut and bank robber who turns vengeful after his crew double-cross him. He's not entirely beyond the pale – when he shoots a security guard in the leg, he promises to call an ambulance for him on the road. What a gent!
The action winds up among the super-rich of Palm Beach, where our hero happens upon an ally in Jennifer Lopez's needy estate agent. Taylor Hackford handles the bloody mayhem with journeyman efficiency.
There’s revolution in the air, but one lady’s not for turningTV
Robin Thicke admits he didn't write 'Blurred Lines'music
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Rihanna 'nude photos' claims emerge on 4Chan as hacking scandal continues
- 2 Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
- 3 Stamford Hill council removes 'unacceptable' posters telling women which side of the road to walk down
- 4 Kim Kardashian 'nude photos' leaked on 4chan weeks after Jennifer Lawrence scandal
- 5 Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Friends 20th anniversary: The highs and lows of the cast's careers since TV series ended in 2004
Downton Abbey series 5, episode 1, ITV, review: There’s revolution in the air, but one lady’s not for turning
Friends 20th anniversary: Six things we wouldn't have without influential comedy series
New Tricks: Dennis Waterman to leave drama after a decade of crime-solving
Free U2 album: How the most generous giveaway in music history turned PR disaster
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'