Payback (1999)Closed Captioning
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Mel Gibson gives an unforgettable performance in this explosive film from director Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential), which features a superb supporting cast including William Devane, Maria Bello and Lucy Liu. The Director's Cut allows you to see Payback like you've never seen before: through the eyes of its director. Experience a different version of Porter's (Gibson) drive to avenge those who took his money and leave him for dead. Witness the real Payback.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 73
- Fresh: 39
- Rotten: 34
- Average Rating: 5.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: In the popcorn sense, it certainly delivers on mindless escapism. In the artistic sense, let's just say that Payback is a long way from Point Blank.
Rotten: It's undone not so much by the shadow of Lee Marvin falling heavily on it (which it does) as by the twin obstacles of big star image and, more to the point, excessive violence.
Fresh: A higher class of thriller.
Fresh: There is much cleverness and ingenuity in Payback.
Where is "Payback:Straight Up"?
This version is pretty good, but "straight up" is twice as good. When "Straight up" is available, I'll come knockin.
One of Mel's best
Once in a while a rare gem slips out of Hollywood and slides under the radar. If you like gangster movies, this one is action packed with laughs, and a plot that keeps you glued; I like it because you don't get the typical good guy vs. bad guy plot like most plots. Mel plays a bad guy who gets screwed by other bad guys, with drug pushers, crooked cops, and even his wife over 70 grand. Hats off to the editor of this 1999 version, I'm glad itunes offered it.
never seen the 2nd one but the first is really good if rent rent but if you want to take a chance of buying it it is worth every penny