|Porter is a career criminal bent on revenge after his partners in a street heist pump metal into him and take off with his $70,000 cut. Little do these thugs know is that if you plan to double-cross porter, you'd better make sure he's dead. Porter resurfaces, wading into a lurid urban underworld of kingpins.|
"[Mel Gibson]... gives one of his strongest performances... Dallas Morning News
"Taught, tough and mean, Payback is terrific! Joel Siegel, Good Morning America
'Payback' is a great 'Payoff'3/20/2000
This movie is not your typical Mel Gibson movie. He's not good, and he's not too bad, he's the classic anti-hero. This film is filmed in a very dark way, the scenery is gloomy and bleak, but the acting is fantastic. Mel Gibson plays a shady-type character bent on getting back the money that was stolen from him, no more, and no less. He is relentless in his quest, and there is no stopping him. That's the fun part about the film, is watching this quest. Like I said before, don't expect Mel to be his typical charming self, in fact, they go out of their way early in the film, to point out that he is not. Once you get use to seeing him in this type of role, you'll love this movie.
Enjoy it !2/10/2000
This is a nice movie, Gibson play a great huy in this movie. I do enjoy this movie !
Mel is a good bad guy12/28/1999
Mel is great as a bad guy, good movie, worth seeing.
I was rooting for the bad guy...Mel Gibson10/9/1999
This is one crazy would love to own it on DVD and watch it again and again.
EVERY ONE IS DIRTY8/16/1999
There is not one innocent person in this whole movie. Gibson is great in this anti-hero role!
An excellent time - Gibson does a great job8/8/1999
This is definately worth your time if you are a fan of Mel Gibson. The movie is violent, but Gibson is so smooth, it's definately impressive. It all fits together well.
The antihero is one of the best ideas in movies and books going. You know this guy does not fit the mold, that he has done some really bad things in the past, but you then have to admire his qualities, including loyalty and his ability to get the job don
A good time with a bad guy8/3/1999
Mel is once again great. It is finally a relief to have a movie where you can root for the guy who is no hero or politicaly correct wuss. Somebody that is so bad that you can't help but like him. The reference to this movie being trash is a load of bull. A good movie that takes you away and leaves you saying man he is a bad s.o.b. .
Total Mindless Violence8/1/1999
If you took away Mel Gibson, this wouldn't even be a 'D' movie. It is violence for the sake of shock, only. It doesn't have a plot, the only acting involves pointing a gun at someone, and its silly to boot. I love Lethal Weapon, Die Hard, and most action movies. I hate for the makers of movies to think, we as a movie going (or buying)public are stupid. Seeing this movie in the Theater, or buying it now, just encourages makers of trash to continue to produce trash. If you must throw money away, rent this before you buy, maybe that will discourage you from purchasing it.
Great Movie For Some Fun And Entertainment7/27/1999
This is such an ideal movie for Mel Gibson. In this story Mel provides a non-continuous narration of this story which gives a great deal of insight into more than one character of this movie. Although Mel Gibson did not have to change his performance too much from his famous Lethal Weapon legacy, it was still perfect for the role played here. I would suggest this film to be very entertaining, but questionable for certain ages at certain points in this movie. That is to say I would not characterize this as a Family Show, but as an Action film directed to a mature audience.