The Punisher

2004 • 123 minutes
4.5
811 reviews
29%
Tomatometer
R
Rating
Eligible
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About this movie

Undercover FBI agent Frank Castle (Thomas Jane) is crushed when his wife and children are killed after accidentally witnessing a mafia hit. With nothing left to lose or to live for, Castle becomes "The Punisher" -- a one-man judge, jury and executioner who declares open season on criminals throughout America. Based on the Marvel Comics character, the film also stars John Travolta, Laura Harring, Samantha Mathis and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos.
Rating
R

Ratings and reviews

4.5
811 reviews
A Google user
August 11, 2012
A lot of critics didn't have many kind words for this film and I just don't get it. This is The Punisher, not Titanic. If you go in expecting a great tale, you will be disappointed. The Punisher is a vigilante, a gun toting psycho. Bottom line: He kills people. That's what he does in the comics and that's what he does in this movie. If that sounds too bland for you, go watch Precious or something.
32 people found this review helpful
A Google user
December 6, 2017
In a movie titled "The Punisher", there should be no freakin' comic relief. If I had a dollar for every stupid cliché in this movie, I could buy Bill Gates a hundred times over. After watching the Netflix Punisher series, this thing is laughable. I demand a refund and the two hours of my life back. Other than that, it was alright.
9 people found this review helpful
Dan D
June 20, 2022
By far one of the best superhero films I have ever watched especially character where you can't help but constantly feel for him and what he's going to do next. Like the theme itself is inspiring. Such an underrated actor and movie as well. Like I honestly can't believe that at the time, this movie got so much underserved hate. Like Thomas Jane played him perfectly, the emotion, the voice, EVERYTHING. Even the soundtrack itself, is amazing and even as I'm writing this I'm listening too it. 5/5