John Woo directs the sci-fi action thriller Paycheck, based on a story written by Philip K. Dick in 1953. Waking up with his short-term memory erased, engineer Michael Jennings (Ben Affleck) learns that he has been doing highly secretive work for the last three years in exchange for billions of dollars. But when he tries to get paid, he finds out that he himself had previously exchanged the money for an envelope of random clues to his life. Chased by an FBI agent (Michael C. Hall) and his old boss Rethrick (Aaron Eckhart), Michael uses the clues to find out his identity and prove his innocence. Uma Thurman appears as his love interest and partner, Rachel. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi
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Enough plot-holes to drive a truck through, and that's just about the only thing that *doesn't* happen in this movie. A good action flick, however, suitable for a Saturday night with popcorn. Uma Thurman does a bang-on impression of Shelly Duvall at her most annoying, and Ben Affleck looks great in a suit!
The twist is nice. This is one of Ben's more believable performances. With all apologies, Uma isn't aging well, but she is still beautiful Standard bad guys, traditional slap-stick cops, but still some fun.
Started out interested. Halfway started getting bored. By the end, I knew the predictable finish. If the writer(s) had continued to use their imagination, this could have been a classic. As it is, there are no surprises or characters worth caring about.