Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. Reviewed by: Oliver Lyttelton
    Mar 11, 2013
    For most of the run-time, Welcome To The Punch is thrillingly cinematic, beautifully made, smarter and funnier than you'd expect, and a phenomenal showcase for Creevy and his team.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Nov 13, 2014
    "Welcome to the Punch" 10 Scale Rating: 5.5 (Mediocre) ...

    The Good: Great performances from McAvoy, Strong, and Harris. Some of their
    scenes are just flat out awesome and carry the film. The beginning was well done and grabs your interest right off the bat.

    The Bad: Sadly, it struggles to keep your interest and becomes a pretty straight forward crime drama. Runs 1:39 but feels much longer as it slows down quite a bit in the middle and towards the end. The ending wasn't very satisfying.
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  2. Sep 16, 2013
    The one BIG thing i like about this film is i got to see it before it was in the cinema and that i got to meet the director he was a good laugh(i know this is not a good reasons for me to like the movie so that's why i'm not using it to add my ratings up) Right Welcome to the Punch i did enjoy this film but i'm still kind of mixed with it, yeah its a good little action it kept me entertained i do like how the bad guy(Jacob Sternwood) in this film isn't as stupid as a sack of bricks and returns to London for no reason what so ever because he is forced to return to London when his son is involved in a heist gone wrong its also great that they show his crime because then it gives you understanding of what hes done, but this is the real big thing i love about the film its the camera shoots and the grading awh lovely! it looks lovely but its kind of annoying that the rest of the film is not that great like the ending for example its like its an american film with they make two people take on an army with no real struggle that is why i cant stand most american films they make the hero like bloody superman because they have no good ideas oh and they spam there flag every where that's some thing that England doesn't do) but yeah i'm still mixed with it but i still think its better then most american actions Full Review »
  3. Jul 24, 2013
    This is a solid film that is a basically told as a very familiar police thriller. The acting is good and the film is shot well with good cinematography, but overall it's nothing special. B- Full Review »