Max Payne Synopsis
Vengeance drives a cop deep into the underworld to find the killers of his partner and his family.
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TV Guide

For a movie of its type, Max Payne is a little short on excitement and heavy on pathos.
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
The attempts to out-Matrix "The Matrix," with bullet-time super-slo mo, are staged with such theatrics that they're unintentionally funny....
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By James Berardinelli
The film provides ample opportunity to attack the MPAA's hypocrisy. Max Payne is a bloodbath, yet it manages a PG-13 rating by keeping the...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Max Payne couldn't be more appropriately named. Sitting through this stylish-looking but derivative, vacuous and bullet-riddled movie...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A banal revenge melodrama-cum-detective story, but fans of the video game on which it is based should not be alarmed.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
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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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
With its flat story, numbed-out protagonist, and faux artistic lighting and set design - everything is dark or moody or darkishly moody or...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's just a grindingly inert death-wish thriller.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
This is not a movie that has great passion for pleasures of the flesh. Its sexiest scenes involve bullets cutting through the air in the...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The story has more holes than a shot-up metal door, the acting feels bored at best, and the intermittent action, while passable, hardly...
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Too much HYPE - PAYNE-ful to watch. Grade: C-plus

I just attended the red carpet premiere of this movie adaptation of the same-titled video-game. Present at this red carpet event, the obligingly affable Mr. Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges gave a short...

Don't waste your time and money!!

By brianna-chan
Okay, so I went to go see this with my friends today not knowing what it was about at all, other than the fact that it was based on a videogame. I have to say it was the worst movie I've seen in a...

Looks cool but

By Jakester20
Michael Madsen should have been Max Payne...

looks like a good movie

By I'magoodmoviegoer
I think it's a good movie because it has the chance to be pretty good,like some of the games they turned into movies that have already came out were not that bad.I have the second game and it's not...

watch at your own risk

By hellbringer
i liked the game but never got to play it through. As far as mark whalberg, or however u spell it, playing payne, im a lil iffy, he doesn't look cold enough to play the part, but ill go see it...

Looks kick ass

By Barbellking
I'm really hoping the actuall movie lives up to the hype, and my money's on that it will =)...


By screensiren
I was really looking forward to this movie coming out. I'm a 30 something female who loves sci-fi action movies. I've never played the game, but I figured that the movie would tell the story. Boy was...

Max Payne - Worth the bill!

By Phantazmagoria
First off, for true fans of the series - The preview lie, they do not butcher the story all that much as would be expected! To be honest, I might have to say that this is so far the best...


By 2critique4u
I would go to see it again. It was that good. Mark Walberg was really good in this movie. There was one thing that did puzzle me about the movie. That was whether the producers wanted this movie...

Its pretty good.

By guitarfreak556
Well I can't say this movie is all that bad. I mean Mark is amazing and I think that if it wasn't for him the movie would have sucked. Its a movie that you can miss but when you can rent its a must...

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Rated PG-13 | For violence including intense shooting sequences, drug content, some sexuality and brief strong language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Video game adaptation is bloody but boring.
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