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Paycheck Reviews

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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
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
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
Jason Zingale
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-
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
March 14, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic
March 5, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Tony Medley
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+
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
Brian Orndorf
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+
Matthew Turner
January 17, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Nev Pierce
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
Christine James
Boxoffice Magazine
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
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
January 3, 2004
A pleasant enough diversion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
KJ Doughton
Nitrate Online
January 2, 2004
For the average escapism-craving Joe, Paycheck is a breezy way to forget about reality for two hours.
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
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
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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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