Like Mel Gibson’s character in Payback, Statham’s Parker is a crook, who just wants what is owed to him and is after the men who stole his share of a robbery and left him for dead.
I’m a big fan of Statham and was looking forward to this portrayal and am happy to say he didn’t let me down. I, also, liked the fact John McLaughlin’s script kept a logic to Parker’s travails.
As for Jennifer, her performance is up and down, but mostly up in spite of some of the cheesy lines she’s been given.
For fans of the action/thriller genre, I give Parker a 4; for others, it’s a 3+.