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Plot: 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. Runtime: 119 mins Release Date: 25 Dec 2003
A very underrated and misunderstood movie. (by aznraverb0ii)
Every movie has flaws so does this. This movie is pretty interesting and is also pretty obvious but it was fun to see how ben affleck uses his items wisely. the action in this was hardly like a john woo movie.2 people pointing a gun face to face and the Dove thing were the only 2 signatures in the movie. But thats it. I was expecting slow mo or something. But in this there was none.a very different john woo film and a good sci-fi flick.This is probably one of the most positive reviews i ever gave to what alot of people call a bad movie.8/10
An Underrated John Woo's decent Sci-Fi action futuristic favorite flick of mine! (by ivo-cobra8)
Paycheck 2003 is very underrated John Woo's solid action futuristic thriller, that combines spectacular action sequences with a spellbinding mystery that keeps you guessing from beginning to breathtaking end. It is my John Woo's fourth personal favorite action film of his, that I absolutely love to death. I know a lot of people don't like this movie because it is John Woo's movie and it is rated PG-13, I love it. I love Ben Affleck his made some of his movies that are favorite mine like are: Reindeer Games, The Sum of All Fears, Daredevil and of course this one Paycheck. <more>
Watching this movie I must say Ben Affleck can act and he gave one of his convincing acting performances I have seen. I have been from the beginning against his role Bruce Wayne / Batman which I thought they should have left Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy alone, but now after I have seen him in this movie I must say, if you gave Ben Affleck a good script, he will acted terrifically.This flick is outstanding and Ben Affleck's character is well written and decent. Paycheck is a film that I feel is underrated I enjoyed the story/ideas, the 'writing your own future, and then living the future you wrote after your memory has been wiped' aspect, the cast I am a fan of Ben Affleck , the 'Sci-Fi' MacGyver aspect, the action bits which were there. I love the story I love Ben Affleck's character that he is a computer engineer who is working for company's and after he is done, they erasing his memories, he later accepts the job by friends company signs a three year contract and starts working on something big. Three years later, he thinks he won $92.000.000, but he is later double-crossed and chased by FBI and ruthless mercenaries. He finds an envelope with 20 subjects who helps him out of the trouble. The film is filled with mystery around, with what is all about. On the end of the film we found out, it is about a time machine, who can write a future and tells what will happened in your own future, which Michael Jennings build. Now Michael has to race against time, to go back where he started working on machine and destroy it, before Jimmy Rethrick Aaron Eckhart re writes his future by destroying the world. About the cast a lot of actors in this film practically everyone in the main cast is connected to Batman in some weird way. Ben Affleck is the star of this movie and will be the next actor to portray The Dark Knight himself in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice this month. Aaron Eckhart plays the villainous Rethrick but in The Dark Knight he played Harvey Dent s Two-Face and if I may say he was incredibly underrated. Aaron played outstanding villain in this flick. Uma Thurman plays Rachel in Paycheck but we all of course remember her as Poison Ivy in the 1997 clunker Batman & Robin. Also Batman's love interest in The TDK trilogy is called Rachel. Uma Thurman was very likely in here and I liked her very much. I more remember her as the Bride in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill: Vol. 1 & 2, Mad Dog and Glory and of course I mentioned a failure Batman & Robin. Colm Feore played my favorite character Henry Taylor in 24 Season 7, he was outstanding as Rethrick's henchman Wolfe. I had no clue Michael C Hall - Dexter Morgan him self was in here as an FBI agent, he was just awesome. The last one is Paul Giamatti who was Jennings friend he wasn't also annoying I love him! He only had three scenes and he acted perfectly. Honestly I dare to say Paul Giamatti is far way better actor than Rob Schneider is.Paycheck is written by short story of the same name by science fiction writer Philip K. Dick., I have enjoyed the action scenes, the acting performances, the chase on motorcycle was my favorite scene in the film. I love this movie and it is John Woo's fifth favorite action film of mine. This movie get's a solid perfect 10 score by me.
I mean, it's an excellent movie. I don't know why anyone wouldn't like it, and I don't mind any goofs. The actors are good, the plot is good, the acting is good, and I like the futuristic look of the background city in the movie. For example, when Michael tries to stop the train from hitting him, he opens a control box for the train, and in the box you can see clearly PCI cards and motherboard chips. I liked that... And if you look at the date that he signed the exchange of the personal items it says May 20th, 2007. I liked the idea of a focused lens for looking into the <more>
future... And when he turns on the machine you can see a blue curve. Oh, and I wanted to say that I found it interesting, while the FBI was extracting latent memories, you can see if you play it back slowly , how he once when he was viewing the future typed a date for which to view, and I must note that it was brilliant to put those "newsletters from the future" onto the Einstein post marks.In a nutshell: the movie is excellent, and if you didn't, I suggest you watch it.
I saw this in the theatre twice; once with my family, once with my girlfriend at the time. I almost never see a film twice in the theatres, so that's a good indication this movie is worth it. Years later, I bought the DVD and I think I've seen that at least three times as well. It has one of those plots that's confusing at first, but everything comes together amazingly in the end. Also, it has some of the best action sequences I've seen; I attribute that to John Woo. While it's been criticized that it's a knockoff of The Bourne Identity, I think it's mostly <more>
original and it remains one of my favorite action/mystery movies I've ever seen.
A Straight-forward Review by a Reasonable Guy (by Jnbfwc)
Allow me to start this review by giving an example of how I see things, and this example will use books as a subject. I enjoy reading, or rather, I enjoy reading very specific books. It is difficult for me to find something I like because my taste is very specific. It is less of the subject matter, and more of the writing style, though both go hand-in-glove.For the longest time, and I believe to this day, the book which I have read more times than any other is Moby Dick, the Illustrated Classic. Those last two words are significant. I had believed that this was the real, original Moby Dick, <more>
until a couple of years ago when I saw the original book at the store, and promptly picked it up and opened its pages, only to find, to my amazement, that the book was different. Not only was it different-- it was boring. The first three or four pages or so was using many, many different expressions and metaphors to explain that there are people who like the ocean, and some that do not. To me, that is drivel, dull, and, more aptly described, superfluous. The illustrated classic is a watered down version, and judging by the writing style, perhaps for-- fifteen year olds, at most, yet still it is a book I enjoy thoroughly. The difference between the books is that, while the Illustrated Classic may not describe in many metaphors and peradventures about the ocean, nor define the tavern in which he stayed a night in with excruciating detail, it makes up for those shortcomings in plain old fashioned story-telling. The plot moves, characters are introduced, and things happen.For the longest time I have wanted to develop a writing style which mixes rich details that stir the imagination with the simple move-along manner of stories written for younger persons.Now, let us return to the world of film and apply this same logic. Many people compare Paycheck to movies of the same ilk in general, Minority Report specifically, claiming the latter as a superior movie. Disregarding the fact that Minority Report would be scores below a truly fine film, the simple fact is that Minority Report would be the boring, droning thing that I have described the actual Moby Dick story as, while Paycheck would be the Illustrated Classic, albeit, on somewhat of a higher level. It doesn't dwell for very long to make a redundant point, it tells a story and moves everything forward.Now, taking you back to books, there are often two types of stories: There are stories where you simply want things to move along, and there are stories where you wish things would dwell a bit more, at times, or have more meat.What I mean by the former is this: the story is interesting, but it sits around describing things a bit more than you would like. Perhaps it's the writing style, or the voice of the narrative in your head, but you are much less interested in what is happening at the moment, and more interested in the story pushing forward and unveiling more of the plot.Then there are the stories where you are interested and full of fervor from page one and die a little on the inside when it ends. Upon many reads, you realize that if they had spoken a little more in a particular conversation, made the plot a little more thick, added some more depth to the characters and had more pointless conversations that were fun and interesting, that the book could have been much, much better.This is is Paycheck. The movie is fun, but the mystery of it all is solved a bit too fast. Every gesture, every conversation, especially in the beginning, is interesting and fun. You are interested in the characters, their conversations and how things were happening, besides what was happening in general. The problem is that, as good as it is-- there could have been a few more 'details,' it could have 'described the wood a bit on the house,' as it were. I've watched this movie at least four times, now, and it keeps me coming back with the simple concept that the main character does not know, and seeks out the truth while the viewer tags along and watches with a smile on his face.There are plenty enough people who dislike Ben Affleck, and I still cannot understand it. It's the same with Tom Cruise. Both are good actors, good-looking, great at action, and have fun movies-- yet people dislike them. If you're a casual viewer, then I believe that you will like this movie. Even if you aren't a casual viewer; if you enjoy action flicks with a bit of time-viewing on the side, then you should enjoy this. But, the biggest draw, I think, is the mystery. "What's going on!" That's the fun part, and the movie is fun, all-around.I give this movie a 9. . . out of 10.
An Excellent Action/sci-fi/ Thriller for you to Enjoy (by rdbmsd)
Please Ignore other users comments on this film as they are bullshit . It is an excellent action/thriller/sci-fi film which will glue you to your seats till the end. You can watch over & over again and you will not be bored. You will simply love every action sequence this film has to offer, the camera angles, environment, ambiance will just mesmerize you and take you to a roller-coaster ride. I don't know what is up with the other IMDb users, with all their stupid comments about this film. In my opinion most of the ratings of films I see here are wrong. The Dark Knight 2008 which <more>
is 6-7 rated film gets a much higher score Rigged ???? . So trust me !!!! - Go rent a DVD or something and you will not regret this.
I went in to this film with relatively low expectations. Other reviews I had read led me to believe that this was a cookie cutter, run of the mill, made for tv-esque amnesia story. Nothing could be further from the truth.The main plot of most amnesia types is trying to find out who they are and why someone erased their memory. With Paycheck, however, our protagonist already knows why his memory was erased, and since it's only been three years, he of course knows who he is.The plot device is that at the end of this little memory wipe he's supposed to be 92 million dollars plus richer. <more>
Imagine his surprise when he finds out he's forfeit the money, and instead mailed himself some apparently worthless junk. Oh, and the company that hired him is trying to kill him.This is what a Sci Fi movie should be, relying on an interesting premise, with future predictions based on current technology. Sci Fi is not space with explosions every five minutes.Although there are a few minor plot holes, I found the movie very engaging, and thought the acting was competent, to say the least. Those who enjoyed Minority Report might also like Paycheck. It's worth a look.bck
In the near future, Michael Jennings Ben Affleck is a 'reverse' engineer, specialized in 'opening' state-of-art technology and development of new products for competitors. When the assignment is accomplished, he receives his paycheck and has his recent memory erased by his friend Shorty Paul Giamatti . Michael receives an invitation from James Rethrick Aaron Eckhart for a three years job. In return, he would make his financial independence, receiving ninety million dollars. Michael accepts the contract and in the plant of Rethrick's company, he meets the biologist Dr. <more>
Rachel Porter Uma Thurman . Three years later, without his memory of this period, he realizes that he returned the amount to the company that hired him, keeping just an envelope with twenty common objects and the FBI chasing him. Wow, John Woo recovered his shape and released this great sci-fi adventure. The story is full of action and it is an excellent entertainment. I liked a lot and recommend 'Paycheck' for fans of sci-fi and action movies. My vote is eight.Title Brazil : 'O Pagamento' 'The Payment'
Yesterday, I saw the movie "Paycheck" and against the so-called rating I found the movie pretty good. This movie has everything that one can expect from a sci-fiction action thriller which carves it way beautifully during its course. The reviews have unnecessarily demeaned and underrated this movie and has spread bad-word which is not at all deserved by the movie. The movie revolves around a protagonist Micheal Jennings- an reverse engineer Ben Affleck who does Technical Jobs for various organizations and whenever he's done with his work, his memory is wiped out within that <more>
period and he gets a handsome paycheck in lieu of his services. The Twist comes in the movie when a billionaire James Rethrick Aaron Eckhart offers him a new assignment that would take 2-3 years of his life and memory. The movie comes to a leap where in it has been shown that the assignment is finished and Jennings comes into the real world only to find out that he has given up all of his paycheck in exchange of some offerings i.e 20 Items which would help him in situations to come. The main plot here is that he was working on Machine that enabled him to see his future and he saw that he will be killed by Rethrick. So to survive he beautifully engineers his way out of this situation where FBI, Cops, Rethricks men all are running behind him. This movie do have some lapses but it scores on strong vision of director, good performances and gripping plot. This is a breathe of fresh air for a sci-fi fan and should be appreciated.