- Directors: John Moore
- Producers: John Moore, Scott Faye, Julie Yorn
- Writers: Screenplay, Beau Thorne, Characters, Sam Lake
- Genres: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
- Actors: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Beau Bridges, Chris Ludacris Bridges
In New York City, detective Max Payne is a three-year veteran in the Cold Case unit. He is consumed with investigating and finding the murderer of his wife, Michelle and infant son. Trevor, Max’s snitch, supplies him with information that leads him to three drug addicts in an empty train station. They attempt to hold up Max in a bathroom; instead Max interrogates one of them about his familyâ€™s murder, with no results. Next he visits Trevor’s apartment where Natasha Sax takes an interest in him. Natasha and her sister Mona Sax get into an argument and Natasha disappears. Max goes looking for her near a back room where people are using the drug “Valkyr” and is silently confronted by Jack Lupino, but Natasha takes him away. Max noticed Natashaâ€™s tattoos and wants information so he invites her back to his apartment. However, after Natasha tries to seduce him and makes insensitive comments about his wife, Max kicks her out.
The next morning Natasha turns up dead with Max’s wallet at the crime scene. Max becomes the prime suspect with his old partner Alex Balder on the case. Alone in his office, Alex notices the tattoo on Natasha’s arm is similar to one found in the case file of Max’s wife. Alex tries to contact Max, but with no luck he quickly leaves for Max’s apartment. Max arrives to find the door is ajar and his place a mess with Alex dead inside. Someone attacks Max and knocks him unconscious.
After the film credits Max is shown arriving at a bar where he meets with Mona. She shows him a newspaper article about Aesir’s stock prices rising, next to a photo of Aesir CEO Nicole Horne.