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Ratings & Reviews

  1. The Mayor Of Hell's rating of the film Payback

    Almost as good as the original. Mel is great in this mode

  2. J.J. 'Jake' Gittes's rating of the film Payback

    This is an adaptation of the novel 'The Hunter' by Donald E. Westlake. The same novel served for John Boorman's 'Point Blank' starring Lee Marvin. Both movies are good, but 'Point Blank' is better because there are no comedian elements in it. 'Payback' misses the uncomprimising determination. Mel Gibson in one of his best roles. Terrible clothing. 3,5 stars rounded up to 4.

  3. el.'s rating of the film Payback

    Gibson playing himself

  4. Überschildkröte's rating of the film Payback

  5. J. O.'s rating of the film Payback

    Revisiting this brought back memories of watching the original VHS release. A dark and particularly brutal comedy that really makes you wonder what you'd do for your $70,000.

  6. Catarina C Gomes's rating of the film Payback

  7. tylergfoster's rating of the film Payback

    prefer the more brutal Point Blank-like director's cut, but the slicker theatrical cut is fun too.

  8. Tigrão's rating of the film Payback

    The director's cut is pretty good. Brutal film about a guy who just wants his 70 grand back.

  9. W2's rating of the film Payback

    Silly fun. Coburn's Fairfax breaths life into the last fifteen minutes of this one. And I am fairly certain that if Ian Zering and Gary Busey were to somehow conceive a child together it would be Gregg Henry...whose character Val Resnick is perfectly slimey.

  10. Checkpoint Charlie's rating of the film Payback

    Never seen the original "Point Blank" but I look forward to it as a hopefully superior predecessor. Not that this was all terrible or anything, but anything that's usually so grisly yet compacted with a clean getaway always leaves me with an empty feeling.

  11. HKFanatic's rating of the film Payback

    Here's one instance where the studio-sanctioned theatrical cut is arguably superior to the director's intended vision. Sure, the theatrical version might smooth over a lot of rough edges, but it gives the film some much needed wit and insight into Parker's character. You can guarantee that any movie starring James Coburn, William Devane, and Kris Kristofferson as tough guy gangsters is going to be damn entertaining.

  12. Lalo's rating of the film Payback

    Payback tiene el estilo directo y frió del cine negro clásico de los años 40, un toque de humor negro, rodada en Chicago por sus ambientes sucios y oscuros, barrio bajos y despreciables, aunque no tanto.

  13. gloryofistanbul's rating of the film Payback

    superb cinematography and picture make this a fine action movie with Gibson at his best

  14. johndmoore's rating of the film Payback

    It should be noted that I'm rating and favoriting Helgeland's 2006 director's cut, not the original theatrical cut. Helgeland's vision is pointed, brutal, and exhilarating.

  15. mikeck's rating of the film Payback

    This film is definitely a five star guilty pleasure of mine. I know it's not 'great' but I can watch this film over and over again, Gibson makes Porter a very believable character too.