• Paycheck (2003)


Release Date: December 25th, 2003

DVD Release Date: May 18th, 2004

PG-13 |1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary

Michael Jennings (Ben Affleck) is a top-notch reverse engineer. Corporations pay him to crack the secrets of their competitors' products. When the job is done, he has his memory of it erased. Rethrick (Aaron Eckhart), head of a company called Allcom, hires Jennings to reverse-engineer a secret government device. After the job, Jennings wakes from the memory erasure to find himself being chased by various agencies. He soon realizes that the fate of the entire world may be in his hands.

Cast: Ben Affleck, Aaron Eckhart, Uma Thurman, Paul Giamatti, Colm Feore, Joe Morton, Michael C. Hall, Peter Friedman

Director: John Woo

Genres: Science Fiction , Thriller , Action

Production Co: Solomon/Hackett Productions, Davis Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks SKG, Frantic Films, Lion Rock Productions

Distributors: Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks SKG

Keywords: Friend, Escape, Survival, School, Underdog, Gripping, Pursuit

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe 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
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia 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

  • 63
    Wesley MorrisBoston 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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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