Max Payne
Max Payne (2008)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 17, 2008
DVD Release Date: January 20, 2009
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Critic Score: 16% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While it boasts some stylish action, Max Payne suffers severely from an illogical plot and overdirection.

Nigel Floyd
Time Out

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.

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Mike Mayo
Washington Post

Sexy girls and lots of automatic weapons are involved in an occasionally coherent plot.

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Simon Miraudo

The rain in Payne falls on dialogue inane.

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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer

Max Payne is a junkyard dog of a film that is true to its video-game roots even as it transcends them.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

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.

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Patty Jones
Georgia Straight

Some of these slow-mo-shooter moments, however, veer toward parody.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

The filmmakers aim their cynicism more at us than at any government or drug company.

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Rob Salem
Toronto Star

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.

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Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
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Flixster Audience Score: 29% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Kunis and Wahlberg are not bad. Thats the best I can do. Decent effects for an action movie but no where as cool as the games it was based off of.
Dean King
I haven't played the games, of which a third is due out soon?! So I can only merit it as a film in its own right. Aware of poor reviews, I wasn't… More
Christopher Heim
A Payne-fully dull and predictable hard-boiled thriller occasionally interrupted by half-way decent John Woo-style action sequences.
Cassie Hill
A really good action movie. Mark Wahlberg & Mila Kunis were great in this film.
Lady D'arbanville
Sort of hit or miss throughout for me. Parts were interesting, revenge is always a good story base, I know nothing about the game it's been adapted from,… More
Matt Goodman
I don't hate 'Max Payne'. Hated by the public upon initial release, both the audiences and the critics gave negative reactions to this. While I… More