Metacritic Movie Ratings
Max Payne Reviews

2.0

31

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally unfavorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 50

    out of 100

    ReelViewsJames Berardinelli

    The film provides ample opportunity to attack the MPAA's hypocrisy. Max Payne is a bloodbath, yet it manages a PG-13 rating by keeping the explicitness of the killings just a whisker shy of what would be necessary for an R.

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  • 38

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Max Payne couldn't be more appropriately named. Sitting through this stylish-looking but derivative, vacuous and bullet-riddled movie inflicts maximum pain.

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  • 30

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterKirk Honeycutt

    A banal revenge melodrama-cum-detective story, but fans of the video game on which it is based should not be alarmed.

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  • 25

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    It's just a grindingly inert death-wish thriller.

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