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Max Payne

Overall D

Based on the video game of the same name, Max Payne (Mark Wahlberg) is a cop determined to seek revenge for the slaying of his loved ones. Sparing no ammunition, the weapon-wielding vigilante soon discovers his foe is more formidable than imagined.

Release date October 17, 2008

Violence D
Sexual Content C+
Profanity D+
Substance Use D+

Why is Max Payne rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Max Payne PG-13 for violence including intense shooting sequences, drug content, some sexuality and brief strong language.

Run Time: 100 minutes

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Why is Max Payne rated PG-13? Max Payne is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for violence including intense shooting sequences, drug content, some sexuality and brief strong language.

Darkness, death and graphic violence are themes in this script where numerous characters are drowned, beaten, shot, slashed with knives or hit by a train. A bullet is seen exiting a man’s back and a swat team fires machine guns in an office packed with employees. Countless people are also killed when a bomb is set off in a building. Cars and characters are raked with gunfire in a parking area. A man recounts the way he murdered a woman. Female characters also engage in severe beatings and shootings. A pharmaceutical drug is developed to enhance aggression in soldiers but has serious side effects and is highly addictive. The drug causes severe and vivid hallucinations and results in characters jumping from buildings, engaging in dangerous activities and begging for more of the drug. Some drinking and smoking is portrayed along with the drug use. A woman, wearing only panties, makes sexual advances to a man. Some innuendo is included and a bare back is seen. A strong sexual expletive, frequent profanities and terms of Deity are also used.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Violence.
Alberta 14A Violence.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended for Children, Violence.
Ontario 14A Violence, Substance Abuse.
Quebec 13+ Violence.
Martimes 14A Violence.
Canadian Home Video 14A

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Cast and Crew

Max Payne is directed by and stars Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Beau Bridges.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Max Payne movie is January 20, 2009. Here are some details…

Max Payne blasts onto home video as a Single-Disc DVD in a widescreen presentation with 5.1 Dolby Digital (English) and Dolby Surround (Spanish and French) audio tracks, and English and Spanish subtitles. Bonus features include both the Theatrical and Unrated Extended Cut versions, commentary with Director John Moore, Production Designer Daniel Dorrance and Visual Effects Supervisor Everett Burrell.

The Special Edition DVD of Max Payne is presented in widescreen format, with 5.1 Dolby Digital (English) and Dolby Surround (Spanish and French) and subtitles in English and Spanish. The package comes with both the Theatrical and Unrated Extended Cut versions of the film, commentary by Director John Moore, Production Designer Daniel Dorrance and Visual Effects Supervisor Everett Burrell, plus featurettes and an unrated Digital Copy of the movie.

Max Payne is also available on Blu-ray. This disc provides the movie in widescreen format on a 50GB dual-layer disc authored in BD-J with 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio (English) and Dolby Digital 5.1(French and Spanish), and subtitles in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese and Korean. The BD includes all of the above mentioned bonus features, along with featurettes, picture-in-picture and an Unrated Digital Copy.

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