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Based on 34 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The title of this limp retread of "Minority Report" -- both films are based on stories by Philip K. Dick -- presumably refers to the reason the big names involved did this movie. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Running mainly on adrenaline and a gimmick, it's different from other holiday movies in that it's not ambitious, earnest or overblown, and it obviously wasn't made with one eye on the Oscars. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Maybe Affleck was drawn to this movie because it involves the loss of memory. Who wouldn't want to forget "Gigli," and now this? show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    There are chases that feel way too long, and dialogue that feels flat. Affleck and Thurman make a handsome duo, but there's no spark between the actors. show more

  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The story, adapted by Dean Georgaris, doesn't come within a light year of science-fiction plausibility, and after a while Woo gives up trying to sell it and reverts to the action choreography that made him a master of Hong Kong martial-arts movies. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    A nifty science-fiction twist on the old amnesia plot where a guy spends most of a movie trying to remember what he did and why everyone is after him. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    We're left with the painful reality that Paycheck might get Alfred Hitchcock, but it certainly doesn't know Philip K. Dick. show more

  • 63
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Slick and slight. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Begins with a thought-provoking idea from Philip K. Dick, exploits it for its action and plot potential, but never really develops it. show more

  • 50
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Unfortunately, after watching Paycheck, you may wish you had the picture's gimmickry at your disposal, so you could erase your own memory of it. show more

  • March 08, 2011 hjt43434
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    Come on critics! This movie is well thought out.

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