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Max Payne (2008) Movie Information

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21184

Avg. Rating:

1.76/4

# of Ratings:

76

Genres:

Action, Crime

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

10/17/2008

DVD Release:

01/20/2009

Director:

John Moore

Actors:

Mark Wahlberg
Beau Bridges
Mila Kunis
Chris O'Donnell
Joel Gordon
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Plot Outline:

An assassin and DEA agent come together to solve a series of murders that happen. Both take the law into their own hands while one tries to balance what is lawful and the other pushes him to balance what is right or best. Based off of the Video game of the same name. Action.

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Matthew Brady 08/17/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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1/4 

This has to be the worst video game Adaptation that i'v ever seen.

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Witboek 12/02/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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0.5/4 

I like to say bad words about this movie but I will keep it clean. It was just not enough.

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Tungdil 01/08/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

 

Nice movie but a BAD story... Has nothing to do with the game and what Max is all about.. I recomend it to all Max Payne fans but dont get high expectation...

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  Yojimbo
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03/02/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Max Payne" by Yojimbo

Burnt out cop Mark Wahlberg stumbles across a conspiracy involving a super-addictive drug that induces psychosis whilst investigating the case of his murdered family. Based on the Noir-inspired Rockstar game of the same name, Max Payne certainly looks the part. The fantastic visuals, although not in the same league as Sin City, capture the mood and style of the game perfectly, and the slo-mo gun battles that were the trademark of the game are very impressively staged. Unfortunately, as ever, the failings of the movie version can be laid squarely at the door of the script writer. Surely all he had to do was take the bare bones of the idea presented in the game's cut scenes and flesh out the character and story? But no, if anything the narrative we find here is even more skeletal. Max Payne...

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  Chris Kavan
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11/06/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Another Payne-ful Video Game Adaptation

Max Payne has a lot in common with another video-turned-film that I recently saw: Hitman. Both have plenty of action, but suffer from lack of plot, questionable casting and do nothing to sway me that any video game needs to be turned into a movie ever again.

I still don't think Max Payne is the worst video game adaptation, nor do I think it's probably the worst movie this year. However, it does a lot more wrong than right, and won't convert either fans of the original video game or fans of action movies in general. There isn't enough action to satisfy those suffering from severe levels of testosterone, and there's not enough in common with the game to keep fanboys happy.

What you're left with is a murky story - depressing detective searching for the one man who got away after murd...

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2/4 

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  BryanFury
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10/26/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A Cold Day in Hell

I was expecting a great deal from this videogame turned live action movie since I've been hooked playing it when it first came out on the pc console. And what a huge let down for a gamer like me to be seeing something that tarnishes the name Max Payne. Everything was a mess and not even as accurate as they should since they’re basing the movie from the game. The actor playing Max is not even close to resemble such an icon. In the game Max Payne is the ultimate tough guy with the mean husky voice and a thirst for blood like no one else. In the movie though he’s played by the biggest wuss actor there is. I believe that Mark Wahlberg was definitely the wrong choice to play the role of the title character. I know the guy is a former rapper and there’s no doubt he can handle a gun but the thin...

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i love the game and cant wait to watch the movie
12/03/2008
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i love the game and cant wait to watch the movie
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  CJP
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Case & point: Uwe Boll =) lol
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  Alex
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Your discussion is helping me out.  I don't think I will see MP for quite some time if ever.  After looking at every video game movie ever made, it turns out I like none of them while many are average and down right terrible.  They always have so much potential but get thrown some pretty crappy directors and writers.  It is a shame.
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  CJP
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Max Payne soured me to video game movies for awhile :(
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