Max Payne

Max Payne

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Max Payne

A spin off from the addictively violent computer game. Mark Wahlberg takes the lead role as a DEA agent whose family were slain as part of a conspiracy, leaving him jaded and consumed with payback.

He won't have to walk the seedy New York night streets alone though: Mona Sax (Mila Kunis) is an assassin out to avenge her dead sister. Their vigilante existence and deeply ingrained personal agendas mean that both cops and criminals are the enemy. Also with Ludacris and Nelly Futado.

2008Rating: R16, Contains violence & offensive language102 minsUSA
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Review

Stoopid.

1.0
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Maximum Pain inflicted on my eyes and ears

Absolute dribble... terrible! dialogue, acting, action, effects all bad. avoid like your mother in law.

1.0
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A huge disapointment

The Herald gave it 1 star wish I had read its review before I went out to see it

1.0
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top game converted to slush

caught this last night. now realise why there were only six people on opening night. great pc games from a few years ago,but disjointed in the film,wahlberg was not it for me,i'd have gone for that guy that did the south african film about the bent copper-stander(thomas jane). slow pace for the first half,doesn't go any place with the characters,they...

2.0
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Variety

Variety

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Stylishly made, armed to the teeth and ludicrous in the extreme.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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Max’s righteous anger finds various allies and targets, though it is not always clear who is which. They are played by Mila Kunis, Beau Bridges and Ludacris with just enough panache and expressiveness to uphold the (increasingly irrelevant) distinction between a movie and a video game.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

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With its flat story, numbed-out protagonist, and faux artistic lighting and set design - everything is dark or moody or darkishly moody or moodily dark - Max Payne seems a good half hour longer than its running time.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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If you stay and watch the endless end credits, there's a short scene that hints a sequel is coming. That's what I call real pain.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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If the weak story and beguiling look of Max Payne can keep your attention, you may be able to ignore the plot holes and problematic, continuity stuff.

3.0
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Newshub

Newshub

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Max Payne is one of the worst big studio films I have seen in a long time. It’s incoherent, silly, filled with unintentionally hilarious dialogue and somehow, strangely boring.

1.0
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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Turning video games into movies may be one way for studios to coax teenagers away from their laptops, but this time around, the results are miserable, in every sense of the word.

0
Variety

Variety

press

Stylishly made, armed to the teeth and ludicrous in the extreme.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Max’s righteous anger finds various allies and targets, though it is not always clear who is which. They are played by Mila Kunis, Beau Bridges and Ludacris with just enough panache and expressiveness to uphold the (increasingly irrelevant) distinction between a movie and a video game.

0
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

With its flat story, numbed-out protagonist, and faux artistic lighting and set design - everything is dark or moody or darkishly moody or moodily dark - Max Payne seems a good half hour longer than its running time.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

If you stay and watch the endless end credits, there's a short scene that hints a sequel is coming. That's what I call real pain.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

If the weak story and beguiling look of Max Payne can keep your attention, you may be able to ignore the plot holes and problematic, continuity stuff.

3.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

Max Payne is one of the worst big studio films I have seen in a long time. It’s incoherent, silly, filled with unintentionally hilarious dialogue and somehow, strangely boring.

1.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Turning video games into movies may be one way for studios to coax teenagers away from their laptops, but this time around, the results are miserable, in every sense of the word.

0

Review

Stoopid.

1.0
0

Maximum Pain inflicted on my eyes and ears

Absolute dribble... terrible! dialogue, acting, action, effects all bad. avoid like your mother in law.

1.0
0

A huge disapointment

The Herald gave it 1 star wish I had read its review before I went out to see it

1.0
0

top game converted to slush

caught this last night. now realise why there were only six people on opening night. great pc games from a few years ago,but disjointed in the film,wahlberg was not it for me,i'd have gone for that guy that did the south african film about the bent copper-stander(thomas jane). slow pace for the first half,doesn't go any place with the characters,they...

2.0
0