Mark Wahlberg’s latest flick, “Max Payne,” receives less than stellar reviews from Entertainment Weekly.
Max Payne has the hollow part down pat, but there’s nothing active about it. It’s just a grindingly inert death-wish thriller in which Max (Mark Wahlberg), a stone-cold detective whose wife and infant were mysteriously murdered, tries to solve the crime and exact his revenge. The movie is a series of glum interrogation scenes that lead nowhere special, with a not-quite-sci-fi urban murkiness that makes it look like someone was trying to shoot Blade Runner in Cleveland.
That’s too bad. I thought it would be a decent movie but I guess I’ll be waiting for it to come out on DVD to check it out.