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Paycheck Reviews

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January 10, 2018
A rubbish script, terrible acting from all concerned -- including, I regret to say, Uma Thurman -- and Woo's action histrionics uneasily confined to science lab interiors, all conspire to produce a movie of utter redundancy.
May 14, 2012
Woo's stylish touches fall flat in this forgettable project
Full Review | Original Score: C-
December 27, 2010
This movie just sags, even in the action scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
May 18, 2009
Paycheck takes two hours to watch and two minutes to forget.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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
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+
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
October 18, 2008
For those who enjoy a ripper of a good yarn, Paycheck is good value.
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
February 9, 2006
There's a sense of treading water about this movie.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 6, 2005
Paycheck is John Woo lite.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 5, 2005
A mildly entertaining slice of science fiction that's anchored by some top-notch action.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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-
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
August 23, 2004
There is enough left of the original idea in the movie to recommend it, just barely.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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 . . .
June 25, 2004
Clearly, the whole cast was here simply to collect - yes, you guessed it - a pay cheque.
Read More | Original Score: 61/100
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
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