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Paycheck Reviews

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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
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
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
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-
March 14, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
March 5, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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+
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
January 27, 2004
Paycheck is classic John Woo: not challenging, but a fun ride as long as you don't try to pick it apart.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 17, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
January 13, 2004
A brisk, enjoyable, implausible sci-fi thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 5, 2004
Generally succeeds as an action movie and occasionally slips as a smarty pants work of speculative fiction, but fun overall.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 4, 2004
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 | Original Score: 3/5
January 3, 2004
A pleasant enough diversion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 2, 2004
For the average escapism-craving Joe, Paycheck is a breezy way to forget about reality for two hours.
January 1, 2004
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 | Original Score: 4/5
December 31, 2003
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
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