Woo's stylish touches fall flat in this forgettable project
| Original Score: C-
This movie just sags, even in the action scenes.
| Original Score: 2/5
It's not necessarily high brow sci-fi, but it is very accessible to the mainstream eye.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Paycheck takes two hours to watch and two minutes to forget.
| Original Score: 5/10
Playful but inconsequential...the interpretation of Dick's intriguing concept is a street which mostly just dead-ends into noisy silliness. [Blu-ray]
| Original Score: 2.5/4
"Paycheck" is a no-brainer action movie with just enough sci-fi thematic input to keep it spicy.
| Original Score: C+
Most of it is very predictable and so obvious and instantly draws us away from the characters because everything here feels very artificial and very staged.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
For those who enjoy a ripper of a good yarn, Paycheck is good value.
Some remedial script work is in need, and the characters are far from compelling. But the action is up to scratch and it rattles happily along.
| Original Score: 3/5
There's a sense of treading water about this movie.
It's nice to know that there's a director out there who still knows how to use marquee stars and to blow stuff up real good, without resorting to CGI fakery.
Paycheck is John Woo lite.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
A mildly entertaining slice of science fiction that's anchored by some top-notch action.
The film discards serious discussion for Mexican standoffs and action scenes, trading the possibility of complex rewards for simple pleasures.
| Original Score: B-
This could have been a terrific movie. Unfortunately, Paramount and Director John Woo (who was responsible for the lamentable Windtalkers), ruined it by prolific special effects.
| Original Score: 6/10
There is enough left of the original idea in the movie to recommend it, just barely.
Ben Affleck is one of the blandest actors vying for Hollywood's action movie crown now that Harrison Ford is on pension . . .
Clearly, the whole cast was here simply to collect - yes, you guessed it - a pay cheque.
| Original Score: 61/100
The characters are charismatic, the action sequences strong and the plot — adapted from a Philip K. Dick story — better than average.
| Original Score: B
Inexpressibly ropey sci-fi thriller joylessly directed by John Woo and based, natch, on a Philip K Dick short story.
| Original Score: 1/5