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    PARKER: DALLE BLASONATE PAGINE DI DONALD E. WESTLAKE ALLA CELLULOIDE DI TAYLOR HACKFORD (L'AVVOCATO DEL DIAVOLO, RAY), LA' DOVE SI MATERIALIZZA LA STRANA COPPIA DI JASON STATHAM (PARKER) E JENNIFER LOPEZ (LESLIE)

    PREVIEW in ENGLISH by BRIAN LOWRY (www.variety.com) - Dall'8 MAGGIO

    (Parker; USA 2013; Azione; 118'; Produz.: Incentive Filmed Entertainment/Sierra-Affinity/Alexander-Mitchell Productions/Current Entertainment/Sidney Kimmel Entertainment in associazione con Anvil Films ; Distribuz.: Indie Pictures)

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    Titolo in italiano: Parker

    Titolo in lingua originale: Parker

    Anno di produzione: 2013

    Anno di uscita: 2014

    Regia: Taylor Hackford

    Sceneggiatura: John J. McLaughlin

    Soggetto: Dal romanzo di Donald E. Westlake.

    Cast: Jason Statham (Parker)
    Jennifer Lopez (Leslie Rodgers)
    Michael Chiklis (Melander)
    Wendell Pierce (Carlson)
    Clifton Collins Jr. (Ross)
    Bobby Cannavale (Jake Fernandez)
    Patti LuPone (Ascension)
    Carlos Carrasco (Norte)
    Micah A. Hauptman (August Hardwicke)
    Emma Booth (Claire)
    Nick Nolte (Hurley)
    Daniel Bernhardt (Kroll)
    Billy Slaughter (Vigilante di sicurezza Ben, Stato dell'Ohio)
    Jon Eyez (Jack)
    Carl J. Walker (Manager, Stato dell'Ohio)

    Musica: David Buckley

    Costumi: Melissa Bruning

    Scenografia: Missy Stewart

    Fotografia: J. Michael Muro

    Montaggio: Mark Warner

    Casting: Nancy Klopper

    Scheda film aggiornata al: 17 Maggio 2014

    Sinossi:

    IN BREVE:

    Parker (Jason Statham) è un ladro professionista che vive seguendo un codice di etica personale: non rubare alle persone che non possono permetterselo e non fare del male alle persone che non lo meritano. Ma durante il suo ultimo colpo, la sua squadra fa il doppio gioco. Determinato a fare in modo che se ne pentano, Parker li insegue fino a PalmBeach, il parco giochi dei ricchi e dei famosi, dove la squadra sta progettando la più grande rapina mai realizzata. Travestendosi come un ricco texano, Parker assume un partner improbabile, Leslie (Jennifer Lopez), una insider di buon senso, che si trova a corto di denaro, ma ha bellezza, intelligenza e ambizione. Insieme, elaborano un piano per dirottare il punteggio, far cadere tutti e farla franca.

    SYNOPSIS:

    A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist.

    Parker is a thief who has an unusual code. He doesn't steal from the poor and hurt innocent people. He is asked to join 4 other guys on a job. They pull it off flawlessly. They tell Parker that what they got can help them set up another job which will net them much more. But Parker doesn't want to join them and asks for his share. But they need it all so they try to kill him. They dispose of his body but someone finds him and he is still alive and takes him to the hospital. After recovering he sets out to get back at the ones who tried to kill him, another one of his codes. Despite being told that they are working for a known mobster which he was not aware of, he still wants to go after them. He learns where they are and poses as a wealthy Texan looking to buy a house. So he hires a real estate agent, Leslie Rogers to show him around. He is actually trying to find out where they're holed up. And when he finds it, he sets out on his plan to get them. But when they learn he is alive, ...

    Commento critico (a cura di BRIAN LOWRY, www.variety.com)

    DIRECTOR TAYLOR HACKFORD HAS FASHIONED THE 50-YEAR-OLD PARKER FRANCHISE INTO A NEAT-FITTING OUTFIT FOR JASON STATHAM.

    From “Point Blank” to “Payback,” novelist Donald E. Westlake’s Parker has been catnip to filmmakers, embodying a criminal with a code who abhors chaos, no matter how many people have to die to restore order. In this incarnation, titled after its protag, director Taylor Hackford has fashioned the 50-year-old franchise into a neat-fitting outfit for Jason Statham. Crisp and efficient, with the occasional clunky moments, “Parker” also shows off Jennifer Lopez (literally) to good effect, while mostly squandering the rest of its first-rate cast. Like many Statham vehicles, it’s an undemanding January respite from awards-bait fatigue, and should be rewarded accordingly.

    Statham has a way with taciturn roles defined mostly by kinetic, close-quarters action scenes, but “Parker” is driven by the character’s commitment to not being abused — or abusing others — unless

    they deserve it (or in the case of those from whom he robs, can afford it). All this is demonstrated in a protracted opening caper, which finally goes awry when the quartet with whom Parker is working, led by Melander (Michael Chiklis), dares to cross him.

    The encounter leaves Parker bloodied and then some, but fortunately, he heals faster than Wolverine; this is a good thing, because if the movie had to wait around for him to realistically recover from his frequent scrapes, it would roughly double its two-hour running time.

    Parker pursues the gang to Florida, where he enlists a realtor, Leslie (Lopez), to unwittingly help him locate the house where they might be hiding, plotting their next score. Divorced and financially desperate, Leslie begins nosing around, and ultimately gets drawn deeper into the action, which provides a welcome dose of humanity as a counterpoint to Statham’s barely verbal killing-and-maiming machine.

    Alas,

    the thin material (John McLaughlin adapted Westlake’s book “Flashfire,” which was written under the pseudonym Richard Stark) doesn’t leave much for the other players, which include Chiklis; Nick Nolte as Parker’s associate; Wendell Pierce and Clifton Collins Jr. as other members of the gang; Patti LuPone as Leslie’s mother; and Bobby Cannavale (fresh off his epic “Boardwalk Empire” turn) as a local cop with an eye for Leslie. In that regard, the actress participates in an act of stripping as gratuitous as it is likely to elicit whoops and hollers at weekend showings.

    Statham brings gruff physicality to all his roles, and “Parker” (played previously, under different character names, by a group as disparate as Lee Marvin, Jim Brown, Robert Duvall and Mel Gibson) is no exception. The movie plays to his strengths with considerable action, minimal dialogue and one particularly ferocious fight sequence. As for the almost-comic lengths to which

    Parker will go to exact revenge, “It’s the principle,” he deadpans.

    Some of the tough-guy exchanges fall risibly flat, but what’s there mostly gets the job done. Appearing on “The Daily Show,” Lopez characterized the movie as the child of Statham’s “Transporter” series and “Out of Sight,” the 1998 caper movie in which she played opposite George Clooney. It’s a good sales pitch, if overly generous.

    Visually, the film (shot by J. Michael Muro) gets the most out of its Palm Beach locales, shown off in a relatively flabby section where Parker gets to know the area.

    Even so, with so much justice to mete out, “Parker” is one of those movies with scant time to admire the scenery, human or otherwise. And with that kind of single-minded devotion to his craft, Westlake’s antihero seems destined for at least another 50 years.

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    Pressbook:

    PRESSBOOK COMPLETO in ITALIANO di PARKER

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    • Taylor Hackford (Regista)

    • Nick Nolte

    • Bobby Cannavale

    • Jennifer Lopez

    • Emma Booth

    • Jason Statham

    • THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN - INTERVISTA al regista MARC WEBB, agli attori ANDREW GARFIELD, EMMA STONE e RHYS IFANS e dei produttori MATT TOLMACH ed AVI ARAD (Interviste)

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