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Mayhem for the holidays

Ray Stevenson plays Marvel comic book hero Frank Castle. Ray Stevenson plays Marvel comic book hero Frank Castle. (Takashi Seida)
By Ty Burr
Globe Staff / December 5, 2008

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If most December movie releases are epic-length and Oscar-ambitious, then "Punisher: War Zone" has to be considered Hobbesian counterprogramming: It's nasty, brutish, and short. This third movie iteration of the Marvel comic book barges into the holiday season like a skinhead crashing the office Christmas party, breaking furniture and puking in the punch. You'll either be horrified or grateful for ... (Full article: 421 words)

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