Paycheck (2003)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi


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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.


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  • As a holiday gift to the Armed Services, Ben Affleck and the USO (United Service Organizations) brought the preview of his new film release "Paycheck" to the servicemen and women stationed at an undisclosed area in the Arabian Gulf area for the Christmas holidays.
  • Aaron Eckhart at an event for Paycheck (2003)
  • Uma Thurman and Ben Affleck in Paycheck (2003)
  • As a holiday gift to the Armed Services, Ben Affleck and the USO (United Service Organizations) brought the preview of his new film release "Paycheck" to the servicemen and women stationed at an undisclosed area in the Arabian Gulf area for the Christmas holidays.
  • As a holiday gift to the Armed Services, Ben Affleck and the USO (United Service Organizations) brought the preview of his new film release "Paycheck" to the servicemen and women stationed at an undisclosed area in the Arabian Gulf area for the Christmas holidays.

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19 January 2004 | noralee
Philip Dick Reduced to a "McGyver" Episode
"Paycheck" is yet another adaptation of a Philip Dick short story that tones down his political criticism and cynicism to make a sci fi adventure flick, this time pretty much as an expensive and clever "McGyver" episode. You can tell how this is expanded from a story where the hero had five items/clues and now he has 20.

Ben Affleck is a bland Ken Doll of a hero, though Uma Furman has almost as much spunk as she did in "Kill Bill, Volume 1."

As a John Woo movie, of course the chase scenes are the best part. But the fight scenes are simply perplexing -- uh, why does Affleck's work out consist of electronic samurai stick fighting such that when the poorly-aiming bad guys all come at him with guns Uma throws him a stick to pick them off?

While I did see the movie on a scratchy print with tinny sound, I don't think that explained the confusingly bad continuity in the hair and make-up such that I thought they had been time-traveling at some tropical vacation in between scenes.

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Genres

Action | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Details

Release Date:

25 December 2003

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA, Canada

Filming Locations

Canada

Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,462,374 28 December 2003

Gross USA:

$53,790,451

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$117,248,958

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