Payday (1973)

While all the critics were doing nip-ups over Bruce Beresford's 1983 Tender Mercies, in which Robert Duvall played a burned-out Country & Western star, there were a straggling few who pointed out that much of the same ground had been… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 22, 1973
DVD Release Date: January 8, 2008
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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...the kind of film that's easy to admire but really hard to like.

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Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Outstanding study of self-destructive country singer

Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

Rip Torn gives one of the great unsung film performances in a somber -- but never solemn -- portrait of self-destruction.

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Tim Sigur
Rip Torn is fucking amazing in this flick. I have always appreciated him, but felt it was sad that most people will remember him for Men in Black and Dodgeball… More
Walter M.
In "Payday," Rip Torn takes advantage of a rare leading role and runs with it. In this film, he plays Maury Dann, a country musician, who is… More
Robert Fearon
A feeling very close to exhaustion, a kind of psychic emptiness, pervades this film.