• Director: John Woo
  • Writer: Philip K. Dick,Dean Georgaris
  • Countries of origin: United States, Canada
  • Language: English
  • Release date: December 25, 2003
  • Runtime: 1h 59min
  • Sound mix: DTS, Dolby, SDDS, Dolby Digital
  • Aspect ratio: 2.39 : 1
  • Also known as: Lật Mặt
  • "Paycheck" is an action movie directed by Hollywood Chinese director John Woo and starring Ben Affleck , Uma Thurman , Aaron Eckhart , Kom Phil, and Catherine Morris.
    The film tells about being a computer genius employed by a high-tech company dedicated to top-secret project research. After completing a project, he routinely accepts short-term amnestics procedures. When he wakes up again, all the memories of the past two years are gone   .


    • Release date December 25, 2003
    • Filming locations Burrard SkyTrain Station, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    • Production companies Paramount Pictures, Dreamworks Pictures, Davis Entertainment

    Box office


    $60,000,000 (estimated)

    Gross US & Canada


    Opening weekend US & Canada


    Gross worldwide


    Movie reviews

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    • By Jasen 2022-04-20 09:01:43

      Predicting the future means having no future

      Everyone wants to have the superpower to see the future, but how many people will understand that meeting the future is equivalent to not having a future! The future is full of hope and imagination because of the unpredictability! I just like this kind of film very much. Using 20 seemingly unconnected items as the carrier, I started to trace the erasing memory and destroy the future machine I created! Seeing that he would die in the future, the engineer Jendings still desperately destroyed the...

    • By Lina 2022-04-20 09:01:43

      mediocre commercial film

      The 2003 film, if I look at it now, I really don't want to give a passing score. If it's not homework, I'll definitely give it a ×.
      The original story feels okay, but I feel that the expression of the film is not clearly explained. In fact, it is difficult to avoid some bugs in a film with a time and space theme.
      As far as the camera is concerned, it is not satisfactory. Although the Wu-style style really wants to make people complain, there is no problem with the handling. The...

    • By Trenton 2022-04-20 09:01:43

      An action movie with a mystery skin

      Adaptation subject matter: Philip K. Dick's novel (always the favorite of science fiction movies)
      Boys' Feet: Ben Affleck (also the male protagonist of Gone Lover, the screenwriter of Good Will Hunting and Male 4, these two films also Very nice) Female lead
      : Uma Thurman (the female lead in Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill~~)
      Director: John Woo (action film director)
      The whole story is a reasoning indexed by objects in the male lead's envelope In the drama, each...

    • By Lina 2022-04-20 09:01:43

      infinite future

      Engineers build machines that see the future and learn from it the dangers they face. After watching his future countless times, he left a series of tools for himself, who was about to be erased as promised, to escape and ascend to heaven. In the end there is no doubt a happy ending, where the bad guys are punished and the protagonists are happily together.

          The setting of this story is quite interesting. Can the future be changed, or is it an infinite future? I prefer to believe...

    • By Kiarra 2022-04-20 09:01:43

      Memory Fissure (Paycheck)

      Searching for the most brain-intensive movie on the Internet, I don't understand why "Memory Crack" is on the list? In my opinion, this movie is very simple. In a big way, it is a matter of one person trying to save the world. In a small way, it is a story of revenge and life saving. Is it because my IQ is too high to understand it, or is my IQ too low and can only understand to this extent?
             This movie is still coherent, but the transition of each scene is not very good. It is...

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    • By Frida 2023-02-02 06:17:11

      It's actually director Woo Yusen! ! There are not many Chinese directors who can make Hollywood...

    • By Hermina 2022-04-24 07:01:07

      Good actor, bad director, bad screenwriter, bad details, cool,...

    • By Lera 2022-04-24 07:01:07

      If your lover can only love you and won't remember you after 3 years will you still be with him I...

    • By Miles 2022-04-24 07:01:07

      It's a wonderful sci-fi film, with two lines of dialogue that left a deep impression on me. 1. Q: If you knew we wouldn't last long, would you still be with me in the first place? A: I will not regret it. Life is accumulated, not to mention that some of the happiest things are wrong in themselves. 2. If you can see the future, there will be no future. Without the mystery, there will be no...

    • By Leonora 2022-04-24 07:01:07

      There is always only one...

    Movie plot

    Michael · Jennings ( Ben Affleck decoration) is a talented electronic engineer, employed by a confidential study devoted to the work of high-tech companies. He accepted an agreement, after the completion of the research work, he will receive a high eight-figure remuneration, the price is to delete the memory during the work to prevent data leakage. When Michael erased his memory, what he got was not a high dollar negotiated in advance,...
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    Behind the scenes gags

    Gunfights or explosions appear in John Woo's films at any time, but John Woo himself has never even used a gun.
    For the convenience of shooting, Philip produced 47 sets of gray suits of the same style, all of which were designed with a narrow collar and a thinner design, giving people a generous and elegant feeling, which matches the image of a dedicated electronic engineer very well.
    Ben Affleck has the habit of imitating others. During...
    more about Paycheck Behind the scenes gags

    Background creation

    The filming budget of "Paycheck" is more than 100 million U.S. dollars. The director of the film was originally targeted at Brett Reiner, who is famous for "Red Dragon", but he changed his mind temporarily and took over the directorship of the new version of "Superman". He changed his position and finally signed John Woo , a Hong Kong director who is good at directing action movies . This became Wu's first sci-fi work after he entered...
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    Negative evaluation

    In the film, the exact shot of pulling out the gun from the side is wrong, so the shooting will not achieve the expected effect at all, and it is also unconventional. (Jinan Volkswagen Online Review) 
    The novelty embodied in the 20 props that appeared in the film has firmly captured the hearts of the audience. Uma Thurman's small body, flexible movements and mature acting skills are also very attractive, but the original sci-fi scene...
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    Movie quotes

    • [Jennings visits the bank to deposit his $92 million-plus dollars and to ask for some cash. Jane, the banker, hands him a large envelope, which he had mailed to himself]

      Jane: Your personal items.

      Michael Jennings: Yes?

      Jane: [Smiling about the postage on the envelope] You only needed four stamps.

      [He sees that there are five postage stamps with the picture of Albert Einstein on each one]

      Michael Jennings: Oh. Well, I guess I can afford the extra fifty cents.

      [She laughs. He shakes the items out of the envelope. They include a watch, a book of matches, a pack of cigarettes, sunglasses, a diamond ring, a bent piece of steel, a coin, and other items]

      Michael Jennings: Um, I don't think this is my stuff.

      Jane: It's not?

      Michael Jennings: No.

      Jane: I, I, I don't know what happened.

      Michael Jennings: That's all right. Don't worry about it. I'll... um, it doesn't matter. Let's talk about my shares. Um, what I'd like to do is get some money now.

      [They both laugh]

      Michael Jennings: And, you know, put the rest away for long term, you know, to live off. So, how do we do that?

      Jane: [puzzled] Mr. Jennings, you forfeited your shares.

      Michael Jennings: I beg your pardon? What?

      Jane: Yeah, uh, here. Uh, dated, um, four weeks ago. You surrendered the shares and stated to deliver only the envelope with personals. Don't you remember doing that, sir?

    • Shorty: But that's not the question you should be asking yourself.

      Michael Jennings: No?

      Shorty: The question that you should be asking yourself is, why did *you* give up all that money? That's the most bizarre part of this whole thing. 90 million dollars. Nobody changes that much in three years! Okay. All right, buddy. I wanna figure out what you built. All right, let's work backwards.

      Michael Jennings: They told me that I was working on a design by someone named Decker.

      Shorty: Decker?

      Michael Jennings: Yeah.

      Shorty: William Decker?

      Michael Jennings: I think so.

      Shorty: What I heard was, he was working on something Level 5 for the Feds when they came in one day and they just shot him down.

      Michael Jennings: What was it?

      Shorty: Consensus was a laser.

      Michael Jennings: Why was that?

      Shorty: Because Decker's drawings called for a mirror and a lens. Now, the only thing that uses those things is a laser. Some kind of satellite...

      [Jennings is distracted by a wall television announcing the Lotto numbers]

      Shorty: The lens required perfect optics. Uh, the mirror and the neutrino count... I mean, word was, the thing was going to cost 500 billion dollars. Now, who's going to spend 500 billion dollars just to see something?

      [Shorty realizes Jennings has heard very little of his explanation]

      Shorty: What?

      Michael Jennings: There's no way I got out of that Extraction Room without the cigarettes and the glasses. I would have never gotten on that bus without the bus ticket. If I didn't have the diamond ring, I wouldn't have followed that kid to Reddy Grant.

      Shorty: Right.

      Michael Jennings: [excited] I gave up that money just to make sure that I would pay attention to these items.

      Shorty: Why?

      Michael Jennings: [whispering intensely] Because I know what you'd spend 500 billion dollars to see. The future.

      [Astounded, Shorty looks at the winning Lotto numbers in Michael's hand, and then up at the TV]

    • Shorty: Look, if we know anything, we know that time travel's not possible. Einstein proved that. Right?

      Michael Jennings: Time *travel*, yes. But Einstein was very clear that he believed time viewing, theoretically, could be accomplished.