*** Official PAYCHECK Review Thread

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Patrick Sun, Dec 25, 2003.

  1. Patrick Sun

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    Paycheck is pretty much a truth-in-advertising" film title. Everything about this film screams "cashing a paycheck." There is nary a shred of emotional content in this film that doesn't feel forced or true, which undermines any human element to the film, and the ideas being presented aren't as interesting as the trailer makes it appear (an engineer-for-hire does reverse-engineering work and then has his memory erased for the time spent providing his services to whoever will cut him a paycheck). Ben Affleck, Uma Thurman, and Aaron Eckhart all phone in their performances, and the script is reduced to a series of chase scenes (and Affleck's character has managed to send himself a package that helps him through all the chase sequences, amazingly enough).

    For a John Woo directed film, it feels totally like a "director-for-hire" project with not much of his directorial style invested in the film.

    I give it 2 stars, or a grade of C.
     
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    The film feels like it should've been released last summer with all the other lackluster action movies. This one truly stinks folks.

    The script is just utterly terrible; it makes no sense whatsoever. The corresponding action sequences are laughable at best. None of the actors (who've all proven that they can act in previous work) just go through the motions here - avoid this one at all costs.
     
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    This thread is now the Official Review Thread for "Paycheck". Please post all HTF member reviews in this thread.

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