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Director Taylor Hackford Talks PARKER, Casting from the Center Out, and Shooting Action on Location | Collider
wow. Didn't realize Taylor Hackford was directing. Geez, talk about a guy who got sent to director's prison.
Review: 'Parker' Is A Visually Indistinguishable, Punishingly Violent, And Painfully Inert Pulp Trifle | The Playlist
Sadly such moments are few and far between in "Parker." Instead of being the swiftly constructed thriller it ought to be, a pulpy blast of all killer/no filler fun, it seems to be almost exclusively made of the fatty excess that these kind of stories immediately dispense with. Westlake's novels are punchy and suspenseful, but not here. Sequences drag on and on, for minutes on end, without any sign of what the point of the sequence is or why it should be included in the movie. There are at least a half dozen subplots, played over countless sequences (like Leslie's relationship with a pushy local cop played thanklessly by Bobby Cannavale), that are completely unnecessary. Oftentimes "Parker" plays like a collection of deleted scenes that, if presented on an elaborate DVD release, we would handily skip. [D]
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