Max Payne (15)

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Action and adventure

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Time Out says

Tue Nov 11 2008

‘Max Payne’ is to the original computer game what ‘Sin City’ was to the graphic novel, a neo-noir revenge thriller whose flashy monochrome visuals cannot disguise its black-and-white morality and obsession with skimpily dressed femmes fatale and phallic firepower.

Mark Wahlberg is convincingly monomaniacal as Max Payne, a rogue cop seeking vengeance for the murder of his wife and child. Fortunately for him, Max’s search overlaps with a Russian mobster’s search for her strung-out sister, Natasha (Bond girl Olga Kurylenko).

Unfortunately for them,  drug that induces hallucinations of flying demons has turned ex-soldier Jack Lupino (Amaury Nolasco) into a killing machine. Beau Bridges has fun as Max’s mentor, now head of security for secretive pharma corporation Aesir.John Moore directs the hell out of the action, while Jonathan Sela’s glistening photography captures the snow and rain that fall on these bloody New York streets. But you’d have to be on crack not to guess the ‘surprise’ finale.
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15

UK release:

Fri Nov 14, 2008

Duration:

100 mins

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Daniel A

I'd heard many bad reviews of this film both by film critics and fans of the game, but I found for a cheap copy and gave it a spin and I was pleasantly surprised. Although the film differs from the original story considerably and several great characters were ignored or only hinted at while others were slotted in from nowhere, the film's over-all feel was greatly remminiscent of the game. The plot was a bit swiss cheese with many loose ends, but the film was certainly worth at least one watch if only for the not-overdone slow-mo action and gritty drug-fuelled fantasy.

jordan harding

when i first played the games i was like wow. theyre probably the best games ever to be released then i saw there was a movie coming out i though great and when i watched it well i was more than impressed although they should have stuck to the games a little more because they went off the story line at some points but over great film and well worth the watch dont listen to those who say this film is rubbish its really not

Simon

I love Max Payne. I got the first game, and loved it then went on to get the second, and same story there........Then i found out that there was a movie of max payne coming out, i had to see it of course, watched and guess what...It was amazing. Looking forward to Max Payne 2 film, but as for the first i would recommend watching it several times......oh and if you dont understand the movie then well.....you should of played the games first! My Rating "**********" 10/10

Simon

I love Max Payne. I got the first game, and loved it then went on to get the second, and same story there........Then i found out that there was a movie of max payne coming out, i had to see it of course, watched and guess what...It was amazing. Looking forward to Max Payne 2 film, but as for the first i would recommend watching it several times......oh and if you dont understand the movie then well.....you should of played the games first! My Rating "**********" 10/10

Nelly

That is in one of my worst three films i have EVER seen. What a load of tripe, yes tripe. If i could give 0 stars i would. Do not watch it and do not give the directors any of your money. It is just that bad.

MUHAMMED YOUSEEF

well i luv max payne as agame and i always said it must be amovie but not by mark whale berg he doesnt fit the charecter eactly like like moveis of 007 this new actor craig deosnt fit it prosnan is the best an for max payune i prefer Cage .Gipson .SEGAL IF HE IS ALIVE YET COZ WHALBERG IS STILL YOUNG ACCORDING TO THIS GIANTS BIG STARS

MUHAMMED YOUSEEF

well i luv max payne as agame and i always said it must be amovie but not by mark whale berg he doesnt fit the charecter eactly like like moveis of 007 this new actor craig deosnt fit it prosnan is the best an for max payune i prefer Cage .Gipson .SEGAL IF HE IS ALIVE YET COZ WHALBERG IS STILL YOUNG ACCORDING TO THIS GIANTS BIG STARS

Chris

just got back from the cinema, amazing film! 10/10 definately one before you die! i was abit iffy about the thought of wahlberg playing max but he played it brilliantly, good story line, altho cant go wrong with max payne!

Chris

just got back from the cinema, amazing film! 10/10 definately one before you die! i was abit iffy about the thought of wahlberg playing max but he played it brilliantly, good story line, altho cant go wrong with max payne!