Wednesday, 17 July 2013

[Movie Preview] Welcome to the Punch!


I had the pleasure of being invited to a preview screening of  'Welcome to the Punch' at 
Shaw Preview Theatre. 

Thanks Janet and Shaw Theatres for the invite!


Genre : Action / Adventure / Crime
Release Date : 18 July 2013
Main Cast : James McAvoy, Mark Strong and Andrea Riseborough
Director : Eran Creevy
Duration : 99 Minutes
Rating : NC16 (Violence and Coarse Language)
Chinese Title : 拳力以赴

WELCOME TO THE PUNCH is the second feature from Shifty writer-director Eran Creevy and producers Rory Aitken and Ben Pugh. The film focuses on the relationship between detective Max Lewinsky and Ex-criminal Jacob Sternwood, focusing on the moment Jacob's son is involved in a heist gone wrong, forcing him to return to London from his Icelandic hideaway. This gives Max another chance to take down the man he's always been after, a man who has humiliated and physically scarred him. With the two men set on an unremitting collision course, they come across a deeper conspiracy that they will both need to solve in order to survive.     

Written and directed by BAFTA nominated Eran Creevy (Shifty), WELCOME TO THE PUNCH is a crime-thriller shot in and around the modern city-scapes of London including the banking centre of Canary Wharf and the city's rejuvenated East End. The film stars James McAvoy (X-Men: First Class, Wanted, Atonement, The Last King Of Scotland), Mark Strong (Sherlock Holmes; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy), and Andrea Riseborough (W.E.), along with Peter Mullan (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Tyrannosaur), David Morrisey (Nowhere Boy, The Other Boleyn Girl), Daniel Mays (Shifty) and Johnny Harris (The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus).

Let's watch the Trailer.


Welcome to the Punch is pretty entertaining movie filled with twist and turns, gun violence, plenty of coarse language and blood. This movie is a must pay attention, or you will not understand the story and turn into a zombie. Ah ah... not cool.

This movie overall is okay and rate it 5.5/10.
Welcome to The Punch will hit Singapore Cinemas on 18 July 2013.
Be sure to mark your July calendar to catch Welcome to the Punch at Shaw Theatres.

Disclaimer: I was invited to a preview screening as a blogger. I am not affiliated with the said brands and not getting paid for this post. 


  1. Glad you liked the movie.. If only subtitles are available, understanding the movie would be at ease :P


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