Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Payback: I knew I'd seen that ass before

While it definitely has its moments of pulp charm, Payback is far from the best movie based on one of Richard Stark's Parker books. But by God, Gregg Henry might be the nastiest piece of shit in any of the films.

There's a bit where poor old David Paymer is telling him what a badass this 'Porter' guy looks like, and Henry gives me such a repellent look, of brutal entitlement and meanness, like he ain't no pushover himself. (He ain't, but he's also a shitweasel.)

Henry often played the dickhead, but is just so repulsive in this film, right up until he gets shot in the face. He gets off lightly. What an asshole.

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