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Paycheck Reviews

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
May 14, 2012
Woo's stylish touches fall flat in this forgettable project
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 27, 2010
This movie just sags, even in the action scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
January 9, 2010
It's not necessarily high brow sci-fi, but it is very accessible to the mainstream eye.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
May 18, 2009
Paycheck takes two hours to watch and two minutes to forget.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
May 17, 2009
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
May 11, 2009
"Paycheck" is a no-brainer action movie with just enough sci-fi thematic input to keep it spicy.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
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 | Original Score: 1.5/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
For those who enjoy a ripper of a good yarn, Paycheck is good value.
Adam Smith
Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
There's a sense of treading water about this movie.
Chris Barsanti
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
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.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
KJ Doughton
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Paycheck is John Woo lite.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Jason Zingale
Bullz-Eye.com
July 5, 2005
A mildly entertaining slice of science fiction that's anchored by some top-notch action.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
April 14, 2005
The film discards serious discussion for Mexican standoffs and action scenes, trading the possibility of complex rewards for simple pleasures.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
October 7, 2004
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 | Original Score: 6/10
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
August 23, 2004
There is enough left of the original idea in the movie to recommend it, just barely.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
June 29, 2004
Ben Affleck is one of the blandest actors vying for Hollywood's action movie crown now that Harrison Ford is on pension . . .
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
June 25, 2004
Clearly, the whole cast was here simply to collect - yes, you guessed it - a pay cheque.
| Original Score: 61/100
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
May 21, 2004
The characters are charismatic, the action sequences strong and the plot — adapted from a Philip K. Dick story — better than average.
| Original Score: B
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
April 9, 2004
Inexpressibly ropey sci-fi thriller joylessly directed by John Woo and based, natch, on a Philip K Dick short story.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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