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Paycheck

6 out of 10
Average rating 6 out of 10 based on 1 rating

Paycheck
Director: John Woo
Main parts: Ben Affleck
Aaron Eckhart
Uma Thurman
Paul Giamatti
Colm Feore
Joe Morton
Michael C. Hall
Peter Friedman
Kathryn Morris
Ivana Milicevic
Christopher Kennedy
Fulvio Cecere
John Cassini
Callum Keith Rennie
Michelle Harrison
Production year: 2003
Genre: Action
Sci-Fi
Thriller
IMDB link: [LINK]
Tags:
Engineer | FBI | Gun Fight | Lost Memory | Reverse Engineering

Plot outlinie:
What seemed like a breezy idea for an engineer to net him millions of dollars, leaves him on the run for his life and piecing together why he's being chased.

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Movie reviews for Paycheck

2013-08-30  Niels Risgaard Hansen: 6 out of 10

Easy money always comes harder than you think.

I have never got around to see this movie when it ran in the theateres back in 2003, but recently my streaming service recommended it to me, an now I finally got to see it.

The plot is actually pretty simple, but at the same time also quite imaginative I think. I like the fact that most of the challenges are solved backwards, as this is a movie about reverse engineering.
The memory wipe is also rather effective in making the simple plot more of a mystery. It works.

In light of the recent "nerd rage" against the choice of Ben Afflec as the new Batman, I was a bit interested to see how he would manage a role like this. To be honest I think it was a rather good performance for an action movie.
For some reason they are portraying Uma Thurman as a classic beauty in this movie. I must say that this is far from how I see her. I find her attractive when she is rough and bossy like in Pulp Fiction or Kill Bill, but I have never seen her as neither sexy nor classic beautiful. Besides from that she fits the part really well.

The effects in this now 10 year old movie are good. I do not think tha I have missed out on that much by not seeing iton the big screen though.

What I did not like was the very end - the post script or whatever. That part is just too happy and too silly. I actually think it would have been a better movie, if they had left that out.

Watch this if you like very light gadget entertainment, Ben Afflec or older light sci-fi action.





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