The campaign was outstanding, and though few complained of extra long cutscenes and sappy one-liners made by the protagonist Max, I found no problem with either, and actually found these to be much needed breaks from the action of the game and stress from the lack of pain pills (used as health packs) and how easy it is to die, even on easy.
The multiplayer was nothing short of disappointing. Weird camera angles and under-powered weapons made it some-what hard to enjoy, though i must say the developers did a great job of incorporating "bullet time" (slow-motion, plus you can dive, which is pretty cool) from the campaign, into the multiplayer.
Nonetheless, a fantastic game to rent for the campaign, but do not expect anything from the multiplayer. I would advise against buying this game, for I doubt the campaign would be replayed.
The third installment of the Max Payne series reminds me very much of the Die Hard movies, which is awesome. Max takes a beating but keeps going to do what needs to be done. I think this game has more cutscenes than the previous two, but it adds to the mood of the game and helps to advance the story. The story itself is a pretty good one, with occasional flashback missions. Max is a retired cop that gets a job as a bodyguard in a different country. There is plenty of action in each mission and many opportunities for slow kill-cams and bullet time mayhem. The game achievements encourage multiple playthroughs and taking part in the online multiplayer action. The only downside to the game, with the multitude of cutscenes and the need to play levels multiple times, is the inability to skip some of the longer scenes. Overall, a great game that is highly recommended to anyone that enjoys third person shooters, even if you haven't played the previous Max Payne games.