• Paycheck
    2 minutes 25 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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Paycheck Reviews

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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
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
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
Jason Zingale

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
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons

| Original Score: 3/5

March 14, 2005
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic

| Original Score: 3/5

March 5, 2005
Tony Medley

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
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
Brian Orndorf

Paycheck is classic John Woo: not challenging, but a fun ride as long as you don't try to pick it apart.

Full Review Source: FilmJerk.com | Original Score: B+

January 27, 2004
Matthew Turner

| Original Score: 3/5

January 17, 2004
Nev Pierce

A brisk, enjoyable, implausible sci-fi thriller.

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 3/5

January 13, 2004

Generally succeeds as an action movie and occasionally slips as a smarty pants work of speculative fiction, but fun overall.

Full Review Source: Cinerina | Original Score: 4/5

January 5, 2004
Christine James
Boxoffice Magazine

Director John Woo, progenitor of film violence as stylized artistry, rests on his laurels here. He keeps the action sufficiently engaging, but never mind-blowing.

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

January 4, 2004
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

A pleasant enough diversion.

Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 3, 2004
KJ Doughton
Nitrate Online

For the average escapism-craving Joe, Paycheck is a breezy way to forget about reality for two hours.

Full Review Source: Nitrate Online

January 2, 2004
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

Affleck is no Schwarzenegger but director Woo works with what he's got. With Uma Thurman as the action sidekick/love interest, how bad can it be?

Full Review Source: Cinema Signals | Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2004
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A good bit of the negativity surrounding the film wouldn't exist if it starred anyone but Ben Affleck (well, maybe not Mark Wahlberg either).

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 31, 2003

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