Jason Statham is the current crown prince of the action hero genre and Parker looks like the latest mandate from on high. Taylor Hackford (Ray) directs this by the book installment about an expert thief (Statham) with a unique code of ethics for his trade who gets double-crossed and left for dead by his crew, which sets the stage for his battle for revenge waged with the support of a beautiful insider (Jennifer Lopez).
Expect no surprises. Now in theaters. (R) Not screened in time for review
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