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The brainy, paranoid science fiction of writer Philip K. Dick has inspired one visionary classic (Blade Runner) and two above-average action movies (Total RecallandMinority Report).Paycheckaspires to follow in their footsteps: An engineer (Ben Affleck,Chasing Amy) routinely agrees to have his memory erased after every job so that he doesn't know what he's done. But after the biggest job of his life, he discovers that not only has he refused a $90 million paycheck, he's sent himself an envelope full of things he doesn't recognize--and he doesn't remember doing any of this. As he unravels the plot, he discovers he's also fallen in love (with Uma Thurman,Kill Bill) and invented a dangerous device for his former boss (Aaron Eckhart,Erin Brockovich). Affleck is bland, the script ruins a cunning idea, and the direction--from the normally dynamic John Woo (Face/Off)--plods along, aimless and bored.--Bret Fetzer
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CastBen Affleck, Paul Giamatti, Aaron Eckhart, Uma Thurman, Colm Feore
DVD Release Date:  May 18, 2004
Runtime:  119 minutes
Studio:  Paramount
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review by . June 13, 2011
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      PAYCHECK      I will tell you all now that I am a Ben Affleck fan and have always been, any one who stars in Kevin Smith movies is cool with me. Add in that I am a huge fan of Uma Thurman and you are giving me a movie I should like rather easily. Now I know the obvious jokes against this movie are they only did the film for the name of it [get it]. But there is actually something to this film and I do like it. It also helps that a man who knows how to …
Quick Tip by . June 13, 2011
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Better than most give it credit for this movie is actually entertaining and has a good cast, add on top of that the Director is John Woo.
review by . October 17, 2005
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Formula: take an OK story snippet that involves enough sci-fi buzzing sounds and light effects, give it to John Woo with a huge production budget, add Ben Affleck, Uma Thurman, Aaron Eckhart, Paul Giamatti, Colm Feore, Michael C. Hall (each of whom is far superior to the tacky script and tired body shenanigans), add a very loud and noisy score by Paul Horn, James McKee Smith, John Powell and John Ashton Thomas, and mix it with tired contrived gimmicks that perhaps at one point in time were meant …
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