Max Payne is a maverick cop - a mythic anti-hero - determined to track down those responsible for the brutal murders of his family and partner. Hell-bent on revenge, his obsessive investigation takes him on a nightmare journey into a dark underworld. As the mystery deepens, Max is forced to battle enemies beyond the natural world and face an unthinkable betrayal.
“Max Payne” is content to be an efficient vehicle for the delivery of a familiar range of sensations, some of which almost rise to the level of feelings.
2008-10-16 | A. O. SCOTT | Read the New York Times Review of Max Payne