1 hour, 25 minutes
PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned.
for violence including intense shooting sequences, drug content, some sexuality and brief strong language.
DVD Features Closed Caption; Includes both the theatrical version and unrated extended cut of the film; Audio commentary by director John Moore, production designer Daniel Dorrance and visual effects supervisor Everett Burrell; Featurette: Picture Documentary; Michelle Payne graphic novel.
Mark Wahlberg ... Max Payne
Mila Kunis ... Mona Sax
Beau Bridges ... BB Hensley
Chris Bridges ... Jim Bravura
Chris O'Donnell ... Jason Colvin
Donal Logue ... Alex Balder
Amaury Nolasco ... Jack Lupino
Kate Burton ... Nicole Horne
Olga Kurylenko ... Natasha
|Max is played by Mark Wahlberg ("Boogie Nights") who is obsessed with avenging the senseless murders of his wife and child. The storytelling
is secondary to the action with adverse results as director John Moore
("The Omen") battles to create a credible world somewhere between reality and fantasy. The most striking element of the film is its production design which
features perpetual snow falling and torrential
rain teeming down soaking the characters at their most vulnerable moments.
we first meet Max, he is freefalling in an ocean filled with
dead bodies. We quickly understand the world in
which Max lives is one that's full of loneliness, regret and hate. We
watch in fascination as Natasha (a stunningly beautiful
Olga Kurylenko "Hitman") tries to seduce Max, wearing a flimsy, ultra short red
silk dress with thigh-high black boots, but he seems only interested in
her tattoo. Then there's Natasha's hard-nosed sister Mona (Mila Kunis
Marshall") an assassin, out to avenge her sister's death, Chris O'Donnell ("Scent of a Woman"), a drug company executive and Beau Bridges
("The Fabulous Baker Boys") , the head of security. Frankly it's hard to believe any of
them. Only Amaury Nolasco ("Street Kings"), whose
handsome features are decorated by two large facial tattoos and whose
demons come alive all too often, is quite terrifying.
There's no shortage of
firepower (Max shoots everyone in sight) and even if you ignore some of
the plot's unanswered questions, you are left with little but a cavalcade of
bullets, noise and chaos. Except for its gritty and beautiful cinematography, this one-dimensional detective thriller is little more than a videogame on film.