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Max Payne
4.7 out of 10

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Overall 3
3.0

oh my god what happened

Laughingman, IMDb
5 April 2009
  • Summary: No spoiler here - it doesn't need one, its already spoiled! OK so I am biased, having played both games to completion several times over I loved them both - dark, gritty, twisted, film noir greatness.
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Overall 6
6.0

Without being compared to the game.

Jan Strydom, IMDb
9 March 2009
  • Summary: Mark Wahlberg plays popular game hero Max Payne, a cop who sets out to find the man who killed his wife and child, while doing so he uncovers a potential conspiracy that could lead him to the killer.
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Overall 3
3.0

Not a Gamer, This movie is Awful

baobabble, IMDb
1 March 2009
  • Summary: A movie shouldn't really be rated on its quality as an adaptation. Rather it should be rated on character development, storytelling, suspense, etc. Honestly, this story had potential. I was decently intrigued for about the first 15 minutes. But that just makes it worse because it got my hopes up.
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Overall 2
2.0

Gruesome

a-seiwald-1, IMDb
4 February 2009
  • Summary: I never thought it was possible to turn a story that great into such a terrible movie... First let me say I loved the games, I love action movies, crime movies, film noir and thrillers, film noir and thrillers, but I hate this film, I really hate it.
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Overall 1
1.0

strongly urging you NOT to see this film

pixelblink, IMDb
28 October 2008
  • Summary: "I don't believe in angels, but I believe in pain..." Those opening lines of the movie can only mean one thing, trite bull****. I don't know what the people over at Fox Studios were doing when the subject of making a movie out of one of the best shoot 'em up, film noir inspired, and heart racing...
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Overall 1
1.0

From a die hard fan: this is a terrible film

Mr. Man-3, IMDb
19 October 2008
  • Summary: I've had the pleasure of beating both Max Payne 1 and 2, so let us start this off by saying I like the games a great deal. At the very least I expected a dumb, entertaining action film. What I was shocked to find was a film so poorly made I am impressed that Mr.
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Overall 2
2.0

Did anyone who made this film even play the game?

jhanke-2, IMDb
18 October 2008
  • Summary: We know that Mark Wahlberg refused to play Rockstar's "Max Payne" game before performing in this film, but, in addition, I must assume that neither the director nor the screenwriter ever played this game before, either.
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Overall 4
4.0

How do you have this bad of a script?

alaric3, IMDb
18 October 2008
  • Summary: Max Payne was a game that was born of Film Noir and John Woo. This movie? Voice overs = 1 or two. (There was hope in the opening but then nothing) Action scenes = minimal. (Not too bad other than being sparse) Acting = very good for what little the script offers.
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Overall 7
7.0

Murky and jumbled but still a decent action movie

NireWolf, IMDb
18 October 2008
  • Summary: I have never played the Max Payne games, so I have no idea if the movie was faithful to its origins. I've heard some people say that it was and others say it wasn't. But in any case, this really wasn't as bad as everyone seems to think.
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Overall 8
8.0

A die hard fan is pleased, and here's why.

The_Amazing_Spy_Rises, IMDb
16 October 2008
  • Summary: Oh, my dreams have sort of come true. Max Payne, on film. I had prayed for months that it wouldn't stink to the high heavens like every other video game adaptation. Thankfully, Max Payne does not stink as a standalone film or adaptation, nor is it anything like the other game adaptations.
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