Max Payne


Max Payne
The latest videogame-to-movie adaptation has met with a poor reception from the critics. The plotline, such as it is, serves merely to string numerous action sequences together. Our hero is a cop, possibly dirty, who lost his wife and kid to a killer a while back. He has dedicated himself to tracking down the killer, and hooks up with a female assassin who also has some issues with the killer he seeks. Inbetween lurching from one shootout to the next, he has to stay one step ahead of another cop investigating some suspicious deaths which may be linked to him.

99 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Violence).
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller.

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Credits

Cast
Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Beau Bridges, Ludacris, Chris O'Donnell, Donal Logue, Amaury Nolasco, Kate Burton, Olga Kurylenko
Director
John Moore
ScreenplayBeau Thorne, based on the video game by Sam Lake
MusicMarco Beltrami
CinematographyJonathan Sela
EditingDan Zimmerman
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorNu Metro
Made in2008
Produced byAbandon Entertainment, Collision Entertainment, Depth Entertainment, Dune Entertainment, Firm Films, Foxtor Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreAction
LanguageModerate to strong, fairly frequent
NudityNone
SexVery brief seductive scene
ViolenceFrequent, fairly intense, strongly implied
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemySome blasphemy
Drug abuseJallucinatory effects of non-recreational drugs are shown which are very disturbing
CommentsThe impact of this movie is fairly strong and it is very dark.
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
5
Die Burger
Sonette Lombaard
5
Cape Times
Christy Lemire
1
The Citizen
Bruce Dennill
4
24.com
Ronald Bach
5
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconClunky action, chaotic plotting, and embarrassing dialogue.
10
Metacritic.com
24 critics
6
Rottentomatoes critics
88 critics
8
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconWhile it boasts some stylish action, Max Payne suffers severely from an illogical plot and overdirection.
4

What the People say

Internet
7228 Netizens
12

Average .. 30%

6

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