Max Payne

Max Payne

DVD - 2009
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"'Max Payne' is a junkyard dog of a film that is true to its video-game roots even as it transcends them."--Philadelphia Inquirer
"Moore artfully blends vidgame and film-noir aesthetics..."--Variety
"...a great conceptual hook..."--Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Max Payne is a maverick cop with little regard for rules and nothing left to lose. Hell-bent on revenge, he's determined to track down those responsible for the brutal murder of his family. Max is forced to battle enemies beyond the natural world.
Publisher: [United States] : 20th Century Fox, 2009
Edition: Widescreen ed
Branch Call Number: DVD ACTION MAX
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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aaa5756 Jul 03, 2014

This DVD movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. Not too bad---good performance. Very predictable but still entertaining.

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AdlerC
Jan 23, 2012

Play the video game instead.

Stealthman Oct 20, 2011

Some nice visuals, but I did not like this as much as what the director had done before.

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RonNasty64
Mar 30, 2011

Total snooze fest. There was nothing interesting about this film, except the locations. Lots of exterior shots in Toronto.

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coryandtrevor
Dec 23, 2010

Terrible film. I've watched clearer plot lines and more believeable twists on Miami Vice. The way the film was going to end was made clear from the moment an old family friend reacquaints himself with our hurting title character. Any time spent watching film and television alerted the viewer to this fact. And just when you think that our hero is finally going to earn the bullet (that anyone who paid to see this film in the theatre would line-up to deliver (to the character)) the female lead shows up, completely out of nowhere to assist. Come on, man, give us more credit than that. Don't waste your time.

jdneochi May 19, 2010

Movie has a weird ending and plot.

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joseph
Apr 07, 2009

Fair – Max Payne (2008) 100 min. Film adaptation of the popular video game starring Mark Wahlberg is completely forgettable. I found the story to drag at times as the camera pans across the city (wished they spent more time panning across the characters and giving them some life). The film never really gets going because Wahlberg plays Max Payne with the emotions of a tree stump. Oh yes, there is one scene that shows the guy, riddled with the much understood blues over his family’s violent death, smiling. That lasted 3 seconds. By the way, the one thing that makes a great picture is when you forget you’re watching a movie. Not with this one – you know acting (bad acting) is going on and the director yelling “cut”. It was fun watching an older Chris O’Donnell, who’s gained weight, still maintain that squeaky “Robin” voice. This film is barely watchable.

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PayneBringer007 Aug 11, 2014

Max Payne: There's an army of bodies under this river - criminals, people who ran out of time, out of friends. Next time they drag this river, they'll find me at the bottom with the rest of them. There won't be anyone left to say I was different. I could feel the dead down there, just below my feet, reaching up to welcome me as one of their own. It was an easy mistake to make.

PayneBringer007 Aug 11, 2014

Max Payne: I don't believe in heaven. I believe in pain. I believe in fear. I believe in death.

aaa5756 Jul 03, 2014

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

Sunnchilde Jul 31, 2011

"In Norse mythology, the only way you get to go to heaven is to die in violence."

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