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      Payback

      R Released Feb 5, 1999 1 hr. 41 min. Action Mystery & Thriller TRAILER for Payback: Trailer 1 List
      56% 78 Reviews Tomatometer 69% 50,000+ Ratings Audience Score Porter (Mel Gibson) is a thief betrayed by both his wife, Lynn (Deborah Kara Unger), and his partner, Val (Gregg Henry), when he is shot in the back after a heist. Slowly, Porter recovers from his wounds and begins a search for Val, intent on recovering his share of the money they stole together. With the aid of prostitute Rosie (Maria Bello), Porter captures Val but still cannot find his cash. For this, Porter will have to challenge an imposing crime syndicate called the Outfit. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Nov 15 Buy Now

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      Sadistic violence and rote humor saddle a predictable action premise.

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      Tom D Classic revenge movie. Plot is clever, droll, and has the right amount of action. We'll acted and directed Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/11/24 Full Review Jelisije J A simple plot with great characters leads to one of the better revenge comedy films of the past decades. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/04/24 Full Review Peabarter _ This is a great under the radar movie. Mel Gibson does a terrific job as the guy you love to hate. I've watched this movie several times, and I never get bored of it. I liked how they added Mel in the background with the narration of the story. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/22/23 Full Review Narciso R Insanely entertaining, great cast. NRJ. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/17/23 Full Review Bill M The movie has it all. Great plot, witty. Mel Gibson at his best. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/15/23 Full Review F R Payback is a classic. Gibson at his best with an excellent cast. William Devane and James Coburn? 'Nuff said! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/28/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      AV Club Rated: B- Apr 27, 2012 Full Review Linda Barnard Toronto Star Rated: 2.5/4 Mar 16, 2012 Full Review Rick Groen Globe and Mail Rated: 3/4 Mar 16, 2012 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...a somewhat erratic yet predominantly engrossing endeavor... Rated: 3.5/4 Mar 13, 2024 Full Review Rob Gonsalves Rob's Movie Vault Aside from Gibson, "Payback" is a wonderfully wretched hive of scum and villainy. Rated: B Sep 2, 2022 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins Unrelentingly paints a picture of murder, mayhem, and retribution that is both bold and entertaining. Rated: 8/10 Sep 24, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Porter (Mel Gibson) is a thief betrayed by both his wife, Lynn (Deborah Kara Unger), and his partner, Val (Gregg Henry), when he is shot in the back after a heist. Slowly, Porter recovers from his wounds and begins a search for Val, intent on recovering his share of the money they stole together. With the aid of prostitute Rosie (Maria Bello), Porter captures Val but still cannot find his cash. For this, Porter will have to challenge an imposing crime syndicate called the Outfit.
      Director
      Brian Helgeland
      Executive Producer
      Stephen McEveety
      Screenwriter
      Donald E. Westlake, Brian Helgeland, Terry Hayes
      Distributor
      Paramount Pictures
      Production Co
      Icon Entertainment International
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Action, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 5, 1999, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 1, 2013
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $81.5M
      Sound Mix
      SDDS, Dolby Digital, DTS, Surround
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