VOD Recommendation: A Stylish British Crime Thriller with a Solid Cast Coming Soon on Demand
03.27.13 by BJSprecher
"The only lasting thing about Jacob Sternwood should be his prison sentence."
Follow along with a driven cop as he gets a second chance at justice when the criminal that ruined his life is forced out of hiding by his son's hospitalization and arrest.
The Flick: Welcome to the Punch
The Skinny: Eran Creevy, the 2010 winner of the BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer for his debut feature, Shifty, wrote and directed Welcome to the Punch. Acclaimed filmmaker Ridley Scott (Prometheus) executive produced the movie.
The Players: James McAvoy stars as Max Lewinsky, a London cop who is still physically and emotionally traumatized three years after being shot by notorious criminal Jacob Sternwood (Mark Strong). Jacob, who has been hiding out in Iceland, returns to London after his teenage son (Elys Gabel) is hospitalized following a botched robbery. Max sees this as his one last chance to bring his nemesis to justice, but his hunt for Jacob uncovers a sinister conspiracy that could cost him his life. Jason Flemying and Peter Mullan also star.