Andrew Groen: "We just watched a bullet slowly bore through a man’s skull. It left a big empty chunk in both the entry and exit wounds. It was simultaneously the most revolting and amazing thing we’ve seen in a long while.
On one hand, it’s a revolting display of ultra violence that could turn the stomach if you thought about it too hard. But on the other – infinitely more important – hand, it’s a glorious display of the hardboiled fiction Max Payne is famous for. They don’t have to zoom in to show you the extent of the damage your bullet does, but it’s important to the series’ tone of stylistic realism."