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Payback Reviews

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Bob Bloom
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide

The film's moral manipulations betray its fascistic heart.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 56/100

January 1, 2000
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Payback rips off the way a noir film is shot and looks.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C+

January 1, 2000
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...tries to be a no-nonsense action thriller, but it's undermined by its own plot silliness and by the unruffled attitude of its main character.

| Original Score: 6/10

April 8, 2001
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Its smirking sense of humor and generic self-consciousness suggest that Payback would like to think of itself as a hip descendant of Pulp Fiction. But the movie is utterly devoid of narrative ingenuity and visual and dramatic flair.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1/5

January 1, 2000
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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A mind-mangling disappointment, with a dopey sell-out ending.

January 1, 2000
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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In the popcorn sense, it certainly delivers on mindless escapism. In the artistic sense, let's just say that Payback is a long way from Point Blank.

May 11, 2001
Paul Clinton (CNN.com)
CNN.com
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This film is riddled with cliches and impossible situations.

Full Review Source: CNN.com

January 1, 2000
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Full Review | Original Score: 2/10

June 14, 2004
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org

Full Review Source: Cinemaphile.org | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Shawn Levy
Oregonian

It feels more like a lousy Christopher Lambert thriller: all bad jokes, lampoonish villains and gory violence.

January 1, 2000
Jim Judy
Screen It!

Too meanspirited and brutal for its own good.

Full Review Source: Screen It!

January 1, 2000
Leonard Schwarz
Palo Alto Weekly

| Original Score: 2/4

May 20, 2003
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online

If you thought crime in the streets was a problem, wait till you take a gander at Payback, a violent, sadistic mess.

Full Review Source: Nitrate Online | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 1, 2000
Dustin Putman
DustinPutman.com

Payback is not, in any way, an entertaining film.

Full Review Source: DustinPutman.com | Original Score: 1/4

January 1, 2000
Nick Roddick
Sight and Sound

Both star and director seem to be more interested in playing off perceptions of Gibson's on-screen persona than in actually telling the story, which lurches along from one violent set piece to the next.

Full Review Source: Sight and Sound

March 5, 2002
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Examiner

Strictly a Mel Gibson vehicle, and one that doesn't really know what to do with the star's easygoing, audience-pleasing charm.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner

January 1, 2000
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter

Full Review Source: Cinematter | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 27, 2001
Elizabeth Weitzman
Film.com
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One big, ugly chase scene!

January 1, 2000
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Cole Abaius
Film School Rejects
October 18, 2008
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
January 1, 2000
Susan Granger
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
January 9, 2004
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
KJ Doughton
Nitrate Online
January 1, 2000
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
January 1, 2000
Ray Pride
Newcity
January 1, 2000
Stuart Klawans
The Nation

March 3, 2005
Emanuel Levy
Variety
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October 18, 2008
Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter
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February 10, 2012
Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
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April 25, 2012

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002

Houston Chronicle
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July 21, 2005

Time Out
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February 9, 2006

Empire Magazine
March 25, 2006
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