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Welcome To The Punch

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McAvoy and Strong play cat and mouse

Like Nick Love's The Sweeney, Eran Creevy paints London in Hollywood gloss. 

The Shifty director fires up a Heat-ish cop/robber dynamic between James McAvoy and Mark Strong.

With a dozen more Brit stars and an overarching conspiracy to tend to, Creevy builds a busy picture that swaps Shifty’s intimacy for big-scale action including underground bike chases and diving gun-fu. 

The highlight’s a twitchy living room stand-off that somehow finds the sweet spot between John Woo and Mike Leigh.

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