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Punisher - War Zone


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Mar 17, 2009

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Ray Stevenson

Dominic West

Julie Benz.


2008 Lions Gate Films

Still shot from the movie: Punisher - War Zone.

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Making the Grades

Release Date: 5 December 2008

Because we only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies at Parent Previews we did not review this title. For your convenience, we have provided some brief information about the film’s synopsis and content.


The Punisher is the vigilante alter ego of Frank Castle (Ray Stevenson), a former member of the FBI. In War Zone, the man who will commit any atrocity in the name of fighting crime takes down a group of thugs. In the process he accidentally kills an undercover agent and angers a gangster (Dominic West) who is determined to get revenge.

Director: Lexi Alexander

Cast: Ray Stevenson, Dominic West, Julie Benz.

Content Information:

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Brief visually explicit portrayals of violence.

- Pervasive portrayals of graphic violence, including shootings, stabbings, decapitation, dismemberment, mutilated corpses and torture.

- Frequent disturbing scenes including gory and grotesque images.

Sexual Content:

- Sexual references.


-Very frequent coarse language, including blasphemy and derogatory references to race.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Depictions of drug use and substance abuse.

- Tobacco use.

Of Special Note:

Punisher: War Zone is based on a comic strip. Other comic book heroes whose stories have been adapted to the silver screen include Iron Man, Superman, Spider-man and Batman.

Home Video Notes: Punisher: War Zone releases to the home video market on March 17, 2009.


Canadian Movie Ratings

18A Explicit Violence.
AB 18A Brutal Violence, Gory Scenes.
MB R Brutal Violence, Gory Scenes, Disturbing Content.
ON 18A Brutal Violence, Coarse Language, Substance Abuse, Gory Scenes.
QC 16+ Violence.
Not Rated

Canadian Home Video Rating: 18A

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