‘Max Payne’ a solid videogame movie

As videogame movies go, “Max Payne” is surprisingly well plotted and atmospheric.

Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis star in "Max Payne." Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox.

Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis in "Max Payne."

The problem with most game-based films, it seems, is simplicity. Because games generally spend more time on graphics and playability than storytelling, it takes a particularly good screenwriter to bridge the gap between the two. So, hats off to writer Beau Thorne, who took the game’s plotting, tweaked it considerably and delivered a storyline that is both coherent and engaging.

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