No More Mr. Nice Guy.
Out of Print: Future availability is unknown
Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Video: Color
- Released: September 26, 2017
- Originally Released: 1999
- Label: Paramount
- Encoding: Region A
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Mel Gibson, Gregg Henry, Maria Bello & David Paymer|
|Performer:||Kris Kristofferson, William Devane, Bill Duke, Deborah Kara Unger, Jack Conley, Lucy Liu & John Glover|
|Directed by||Brian Helgeland|
|Edited by||Kevin Stitt|
|Screenplay by||Brian Helgeland & Terry Hayes|
|Composition by||Chris Boardman|
|Art Direction by||Troy Sizemore|
|Produced by||Bruce Davey|
|Director of Photography:||Ericson Core|
|Executive Production by||Stephen McEveety|
...[PAYBACK] carries a low-down, vicious charge...
Rating: 1/5 -- Its smirking sense of humor and generic self-consciousness suggest that Payback would like to think of itself as a hip descendant of Pulp Fiction. But the movie is utterly devoid of narrative ingenuity and visual and dramatic flair.
New York Times
Rating: B -- A tough, entertaining homage to the kind of gritty '70s crime film that long ago gave way to a slicker yet tamer form of action movie ... Both the studio's cut and Helgeland's cut work about equally well. Full Review
Rating: 2/5 -- 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. Full Review
Los Angeles Times
...Gibson has a whimsical charm...
Demonstrates why Mel Gibson is a movie star: He can take mediocre material and through sheer willpower -- not to mention oodles of charm -- make it work. Full Review
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Rating: 2/4 -- It quickly slides into a Lethal Weapon without Danny Glover, complete with blowups and wisecracks, gratuitous torture scenes and Gibson in familiar form as the twinkling rascal who makes a virtue out of viciousness.
Globe and Mail
Mel Gibson is Porter, a ruthless criminal, who is gunned down by his wife and friend after they rob an Asian gang. When Porter survives the attack, he makes it his mission to exact revenge on his friend, who has used the robbery money to buy his way into a powerful syndicate. Added to the mix are crooked police officers, members of the syndicate, and the Asian gang, who are out for a bit of revenge themselves. Based on the series of novels by Donald E. Westlake, which were translated to the screen previously in John Boorman's POINT BLANK (1967).