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Max Payne

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Mark Wahlberg, Max Payne
Michael Muller

Max Payne

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
98 minutes
Wide Release Date:
10/17/08
performer:
Mark Wahlberg, Beau Bridges, Mila Kunis, Ludacris
director:
John Moore
distributor:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
author:
Shawn Ryan
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, ActionAdventure

We gave it a D

Though 7 million fans have their own version of how the adventures of Max Payne should turn out, John Moore accepted the challenge of adapting the hit videogame anyway. ”Once you take control away from the player,” he says, ”you better be sure what you’re giving back is as interesting.” One way to raise interest: Cast Mark Wahlberg as Payne, the DEA agent who hunts down enemies (some beyond the natural world) who murdered his family. ”There’s the easy way to play this character, which is very one-note, man-on-a-mission, brooding,” says Wahlberg. ”But people are going to be surprised when they see how multilayered he really is.”
OUR TWO CENTS Gamers seem stoked about Wahlberg as Payne and curious to see Moore flesh out the heaven/hell themes. So consider us…game. 10/17