User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 65 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 65
  2. Negative: 4 out of 65

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  1. Jul 13, 2014
    10
    Payback has a great screenplay, action and witty humour. Gibson really suits the role of Porter. The movie
    Is gritty and action packed. The movie is a fantastic crime thriller.
  2. Jul 18, 2014
    10
    Payback is a cool action thriller with a fantastic role from Mel Gibson. The movie is a revenge movie
    and it is executed with pure originality and ingenuity.
  3. Sep 15, 2014
    10
    Payback is a wild action movie with a revenge plot. Mel Gibson is perfect in this movie and it is total fun.
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  4. Sep 15, 2014
    10
    A terrific action thriller with a fun plot, classic dialogue and many memorable performances.
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  5. Sep 26, 2014
    10
    A very fun thriller with transfixing action, thrills, comedy and mystery. The movie has a great cast too.
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  6. Sep 15, 2014
    10
    Payback is an adrenaline fuelled action thriller with one of the coolest roles from Mel Gibson.
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  7. Sep 29, 2014
    10
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    10
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    10
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  10. Sep 26, 2014
    10
    One of the coolest action thrillers of 1999.
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    10
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    10
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  13. Sep 26, 2014
    10
    One of my favourite action thrillers of the 90's.
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    10
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  15. Sep 26, 2014
    10
    A high octane action thriller with witty lines and the actors give the movie a film noir feel.
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Metascore
46

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 24
  2. Negative: 5 out of 24
  1. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    50
    The only moments of conviction come from an Asian-American dominatrix called Pearl (Lucy Liu), who brings far more glee to the task of beating people up than the picture's star or director. If the audience could have half as much fun as Pearl is having, Payback would be a kick.
  2. 60
    Helgeland strips the material back to its pulp origins and overlays it with a patina of glib motifs familiar to devotees of Hollywood’s 1970s renaissance.
  3. In the last third, Payback turns into a joke.