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Paycheck Reviews

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

Woo's stylish touches fall flat in this forgettable project

Full Review Source: Old School Reviews | Original Score: C-

May 14, 2012
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

This movie just sags, even in the action scenes.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

December 27, 2010
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

It's not necessarily high brow sci-fi, but it is very accessible to the mainstream eye.

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 9, 2010
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

Paycheck takes two hours to watch and two minutes to forget.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 5/10

May 18, 2009
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Playful but inconsequential...the interpretation of Dick's intriguing concept is a street which mostly just dead-ends into noisy silliness. [Blu-ray]

Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 17, 2009
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

"Paycheck" is a no-brainer action movie with just enough sci-fi thematic input to keep it spicy.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: C+

May 11, 2009
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

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.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 29, 2009
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

For those who enjoy a ripper of a good yarn, Paycheck is good value.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

October 18, 2008
Adam Smith
Empire Magazine

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.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

April 1, 2006
Derek Adams
Time Out
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There's a sense of treading water about this movie.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Chris Barsanti
Film Threat

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.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 6, 2005
KJ Doughton
Film Threat

Paycheck is John Woo lite.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 6, 2005
Jason Zingale
Bullz-Eye.com

A mildly entertaining slice of science fiction that's anchored by some top-notch action.

Full Review Source: Bullz-Eye.com | Original Score: 3/5

July 5, 2005
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

The film discards serious discussion for Mexican standoffs and action scenes, trading the possibility of complex rewards for simple pleasures.

Full Review Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema | Original Score: B-

April 14, 2005
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com

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.

Full Review Source: tonymedley.com | Original Score: 6/10

October 7, 2004
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

There is enough left of the original idea in the movie to recommend it, just barely.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: C+

August 23, 2004
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page

Ben Affleck is one of the blandest actors vying for Hollywood's action movie crown now that Harrison Ford is on pension . . .

Full Review Source: Sci-Fi Movie Page

June 29, 2004
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

Clearly, the whole cast was here simply to collect - yes, you guessed it - a pay cheque.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 61/100

June 25, 2004
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

The characters are charismatic, the action sequences strong and the plot — adapted from a Philip K. Dick story — better than average.

| Original Score: B

May 21, 2004
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

Inexpressibly ropey sci-fi thriller joylessly directed by John Woo and based, natch, on a Philip K Dick short story.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 1/5

April 9, 2004
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