Went to a matinee of Paycheck today. It's no Blade Runner or Killer, but it's not so bad as I'd been led to believe. A few people in the theatre, including me, exclaimed out loud at some of the good parts. It doesn't feel much like a John Woo film, except for the birds; Ben Affleck only fires a gun a little bit. There's a tad of PhilDickian paranoia, but not much: maybe the storyline's making more sense than some similar stories/movies causes the main character to seem less paranoid. But the film was reasonably competent and enjoyable. Uma Thurman seems more attractive than I usually find her (her character's addition is a typical Hollywood move: she's not in the short story at all, so I guess someone felt the need to add a hot love interest). And we have a typical John Woo theme -- male friendship gone wrong. The movie's ending is quite different from the story's.
It's interesting: while there was the typical Hollywood pumping-up of the (movie's) main character, this is one PKD story where the (short story's) main character is not an inept bumbler.