Payback (1999)

Rated R, Action, Crime, Drama, 100 Minutes

With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead -- or so they think. Five months and an endless reservoir of bitterness later, Porter's partners and the crooked cops on his tail learn how bad payback can be.

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Reviewed on July 16, 2020 by Jon Kaye

Summary

Classic bad guy on bad guy film and Mel Gibson carries it off.  Nice cameos from Kris Kristofferson and James Coburn but Mel starts the action and carries it through the whole movie.
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What I Liked
  • Good script
  • Good story arc
  • Good action sequences
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