A thug gets betrayed by his partners, is left for dead, and seeks revenge. That's Parker. AKA Jason Statham.
He stumbles upon a real-estate agent, Leslie Rodgers, played by Jennifer Lopez. Things don't all go the way they're planned, they get messy, but it's about principle, because that's just the kind of man that Parker is.
Prepare for a somewhat different kind of heist movie! If you've read the books you'll know what this is all about. It's not perfect, but that's part of the charm, and it's messy in a good way. The order of chaos - what's that called again? Whatever it is though Parker's mastered it.
Also, best ending line ever:
It's the mailman - nothing but bills!
RIP Donald E. Westlake! And may Parker live forever. I didn't like this movie this much the first time I watched it, but now, damn. He really got it right.
Refreshingly crude professionalism. Action. Got it.
rated 4/5: fo shizzle