Paycheck Movie Review Summary

Actors: Ben Affleck, Uma Thurman

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Ben Afflick stars as Michael Jennings, a brilliant "reverse engineer" who breaks down computer programs and steals the code for mega corporation Allcom. Because the work is illegal his memory is erased after he completes each job. Normally, the jobs take a few weeks.
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Rethrick, the owner of Allcom, played by Aaron Eckhard, offers Jennings 92 million dollars for a project that will take 3 years. His offer creates the first of many ethical decisions Jennings faces. Can a price be placed on 3 years of life?

Jennings accepts and completes the assigned task which involves a machine that predicts the future. He is doublecrossed by Allcom and because of what he may know or remember. Rethrick, though his underlings attempt to kill Jennings.

To survive Jennings must bring down Allcom and it's evil leader Rethrick.

The review of this Movie prepared by Kenton M Pitts

Affleck is Michael Jennings, a reverse engineer, who is hired by companies to do important work that he cannot be permitted to have any recollection of. The method used to get rid of his memory is a painful process called a memory wipe. Jennings' hardest choice comes when he must decide if $90 million is worth three years of his life. He chooses to go through with the procedure, but much to his chagrin when he goes to cash in his paycheck he discovers that he had earlier refused the payment for some unimaginable reason. Now he has 19 clues with which to figure out what happened and why.
The review of this Movie prepared by Christopher Bryan

Script Analysis of Paycheck

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   present 2000+ Spying & Terrorists    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   main char doing spying/sabotage Technology/treasure/info search    -   Yes involving:    -   computer info Amnesia story    -   Yes The terrorist enemy is...    -   businessmen (the #1 enemy in Hollywood films)

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   engineer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics    -   Super genius


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   scientific labs    -   sewers/subways    -   building

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   nuclear/unconventional war    -   karate chop    -   hand to hand    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights    -   frying (electrocuted)    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing    -   Some foul language Is this movie based on a    -   book

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