Max Payne
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Max Payne is a maverick cop - a mythic anti-hero - determined to track down those responsible for the brutal murders of his family and partner. Hell-bent on revenge, his obsessive investigation takes him on a nightmare journey into a dark underworld. As the mystery deepens, Max is forced to battle enemies beyond the natural world and face an unthinkable betrayal.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 16%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"John Moore directs the hell out of the action, while Jonathan Sela's glistening photography captures the snow and rain that fall on these bloody New York streets. But you'd have to be on crack not to guess the 'surprise' finale."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"Sexy girls and lots of automatic weapons are involved in an occasionally coherent plot."
‑ Mike Mayo, Washington Post
"The rain in Payne falls on dialogue inane."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"The willfully absurd action sequences help the movie slog along, but slog it does, right through to the obligatory after-credits scene to establish the possibility of a franchise."
‑ Jeffrey Bloomer, Paste Magazine
"A detective story, a pharmaceutical miracle drug and winged creatures from some demonic dimension sprouting like weeds in the spring. Too much and too artificial."
‑ Jules Brenner, Cinema Signals
"Max Payne is a junkyard dog of a film that is true to its video-game roots even as it transcends them."
‑ David Hiltbrand, Philadelphia Inquirer
"You can't help but wonder where the fine actor in The Departed and even Invincible has gone. It's not been a good year for Wahlberg: First The Happening, and now this."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
‑ Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel, 3BlackChicks Review
"Based on a Finnish shoot-em up video game, Max Payne is all style and little story, cheerless detective Max (Mark Wahlberg) drifting through a washed out and snowy New York in search of his wife's killer."
‑ Simon Weaving, Screenwize
"Imagine The Constant Gardener after a frontal lobotomy, and that's basically Max Payne in a nutshell."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"The filmmakers aim their cynicism more at us than at any government or drug company."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"Maybe somebody decided the movie was already so convoluted and leaden that throwing in a few swooping, screeching valkyries could only help. They do not."
‑ Rob Salem, Toronto Star
"Never comes close to captivating its audience like the game did before it."
‑ Anders Wotzke, Moviedex
"It held my attention, which is more than I can say for some of the so-called "art films" that come out at the end of every year."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"[A]ll [the] wide-open possibilities about where this story can go get so narrowed down into something banal and bleak and ordinary that you can hardly breathe with it..."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
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