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Based on 25 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 49 )
  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    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. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    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. show more

  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Max Payne couldn't be more appropriately named. Sitting through this stylish-looking but derivative, vacuous and bullet-riddled movie inflicts maximum pain. show more

  • 20
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The story has more holes than a shot-up metal door, the acting feels bored at best, and the intermittent action, while passable, hardly makes up for the downtime. show more

  • 30
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    A banal revenge melodrama-cum-detective story, but fans of the video game on which it is based should not be alarmed. show more

  • 63
    TV Guide

    For a movie of its type, Max Payne is a little short on excitement and heavy on pathos. show more

  • 50
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    The attempts to out-Matrix "The Matrix," with bullet-time super-slo mo, are staged with such theatrics that they're unintentionally funny. This movie also has "Blade Runner" on its mind, and Raymond Chandler, but mostly it's a weak little sister to "Sin City." show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    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 explicitness of the killings just a whisker shy of what would be necessary for an R. show more

  • 50
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Max Payne, game or movie, has precious little to say. show more

  • 38
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    What kills Max Payne is that the characters think and feel in slow motion. Half the time, mentally, they're just running in place. show more

  • May 06, 2009 Sebis007
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    if it wasnt for mila kunis i wouldve never seen this movie. because of her i thought the movie rocked, but if she wasnt in it i wouldnt give a dam about the movie. 4

  • January 28, 2009 Lopcar1993
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    Exceptional!! Max Payne is by far the best video game to screen adaption yet. After last years train wreck Hit man, Max Payne makes going to the movies cool again after all the dumb and stupid action thrillers that have come out this year, I found Max Payne among my favorites, It had a story and a depth of character we all can relate to in some way, Mark Whalberg play maverick cop Max Payne a cop tortured by his families murder and will do anything to get revenge for their murders. It's a truly great movie, very dark and serious & total complete fun from start to finish. I very highly recommend this movie!

  • January 06, 2009 ltlcutie
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    Maidad84 You have the worst vocabulary that I have ever seen. You spelt "scene," "most," and you used the incorrect form of their. "Their" refers to a person. I believe you meant to use the word "there." And yeah it was a good movie. One of the best video game screen adaptions I have ever seen. Oh look I spelled everything right...

  • December 30, 2008 JEDI2SYTH
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    slow, boring, nothing like the game which i could not for the life of me put down. Mila Kunis as a russian mob boss? WTF??! Common people, watching marky mark blast crackheads is expected, but seeing jacky from that 70's show rockin a russian accent and shooting up security guards with a gun thats as big as she is gets you nothing but a lame movie. wait for dvd if your a fan of the game, otherwise im starting a victims of max payne foundation that you can donate to.

  • December 24, 2008 maldas84
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    Thier is a funeral scence in the movie and the woman in that scence most have been the worst actress i've seen in a major motion picture. The movie was nothing like the game and the story line just wasn't good. Thats 2 bad movies for Wahlberg this year.

  • November 22, 2008 Msrcarpenter
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    Good acting. Too slow. Boring and confusing at times. Rent it only.

  • November 08, 2008 CaptainCrunk210
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    W...T...F... That was the single WORST movie I have EVER seen!!!!! I walked away from the theater not even knowing what the movie I had just seen was about!!! ABSOLUTE CRAP.

  • November 07, 2008 gg00000026757506
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    it was a wonderful movie

  • November 05, 2008 Diabetic Kid 20
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    i agree wit my self....GO ISLAM

  • November 02, 2008 cubbyduke
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    I agree it was slow. I love how they made it really dark but the movie was kinda boring. Mark did a good job also.

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