Payback Reviews

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September 24, 2020
Unrelentingly paints a picture of murder, mayhem, and retribution that is both bold and entertaining.
June 4, 2020
Directed with panache and gritty authenticity by first-timer Brian Helgeland.
April 27, 2012
March 16, 2012
March 16, 2012
June 21, 2007
A solid enough action comedy, albeit one that had a lot of potential to be wittier and darker.
May 10, 2007
A tough, entertaining homage to the kind of gritty '70s crime film that long ago gave way to a slicker yet tamer form of action movie ... Both the studio's cut and Helgeland's cut work about equally well.
March 31, 2007
June 25, 2005
This is the seediest studio picture I've seen since TO LIVE OR DIE IN LA. Even the theater floor feels stickier while watching this thing unfold.
February 8, 2003
December 8, 2002
Payback is just Die Hard: Without a Soul.
November 6, 2002
Demonstrates why Mel Gibson is a movie star: He can take mediocre material and through sheer willpower -- not to mention oodles of charm -- make it work.
June 18, 2002
A higher class of thriller.
January 1, 2001
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January 1, 2000
A sharp and funny script, understated acting, stylish.
January 1, 2000
It's a good, strong shot for fans who like their crime stories rough and no-nonsense.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
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