Paycheck (2003)

Paycheck (2003, USA) C-119m. SCOPE ** D: John Woo. Starring Ben Affleck, Aaron Eckhart, Uma Thurman, Paul Giamatti, Colm Feore. Science-fiction thriller about special engineer Affleck, who steals corporate secrets from other companies and sells them, always getting a huge paycheck in return for having his memory erased. His latest job goes awry and he finds himself pursued - what happened in the last three years of his life? Some expected Wooish action set-pieces, interesting story (from a short story by Philip K. Dick), but plot never really catches fire (or creates credibility). And what's with those PSYCHO references? Thurman is wasted in a minor role. Woo also coproduced.


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