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It's true I rue the Woo. Do you?
written by davedsbca July 4, 2004 - 1:54 AM PDT
6 out of 9 members found this review helpful
I typically hate John Woo films. I think because I'm not a fan of pro wrestling, his trademark "action sequences", smarmy dialog and absurd plot points tend to annoy rather than entertain me. Paycheck, however, was just interesting enough to distract me from the Woo within. There is still a fair amount of cheese throughout, but there was sufficient sci-fi content to carry me through the rough spots. I haven't read the story the movie was based on, so I don't know whether this is a criticism of Dick or the screenwriters, but I found myself wishing more clever things had been done with the contents of the envelope. Also, Uma wasn't looking her best here. (Maybe she'd have noticed that if she had WIPED THE @#$% MIRROR!) If you like sci-fi, this movie is better than The Sixth Day and not as good as Minority Report. If you were going to pass on Paycheck simply because (like me) you now realize every film Ben Affleck has ever done or ever will do is just some variation of Gigli, just squint your eyes and pretend it's Matt Damon.


(Average 5.10)
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