Sunday, November 16, 2014

Paycheck (2003)

Paycheck (2003) Poster

**** out of 5, which is better than most critics gave it at the time.

John Woo actioner from a Philip K Dick story, starring Ben Affleck, Aaron Eckhart, and Uma Thurman, all of whom have been or will be in batman films.  Also of note in the cast: Paul Giamatti, and future star of Dexter, Michael C. Hall.
Though not part of the classic Film Noir cycle, this movie's plot owes quite a bit to the genre, so it's fitting that I happened to take in a viewing of it during Noirvember.  There's a unique variation on the theme of amnesia,  There's a dead man, Ben Affleck has the role of The Wrong Man, being hunted by the FBI while simultaneously trying to escape the real bad guys who want to stop him.  There's even briefly a Femme Fatale, who impersonates Thurman to attempt to mislead Affleck to his demise.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a very well cast movie. Im gonna see if I can find it!