If we had to pick one director with the biggest fingerprints on Max Payne 3, it would be Michael Mann. A director with grit and style, he makes cop and robber capers that are both exciting and thoughtful, meditating on the emotional fallout of a life mired in blood and crime.
Mann’s most famous film is Heat. Known for being the movie that got Robert De Niro and Al Pacino to share to a scene, its famous bank robbery, set amongst ultra modern architecture, is often imitated. Christopher Nolan said it influenced the opening of The Dark Knight, and we think it inspired Max Payne 3’s office shootout.