Point Blank Synopsis
Betrayed, shot and left for dead, a crook (Lee Marvin) recovers for revenge.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
This one is dazzling.
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88

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
You might be reminded of Jean-Jacques Beineix's 1981 thriller "Diva," which also involves crooked cops and Metro chases. But you need never...
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88

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Calvin Wilson
Put aside any hang-ups you may have about subtitles. As action flicks go, Point Blank is right on target.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A breakneck French thriller, Point Blank is so ridiculously successful at keeping its momentum going - and keeping the audience tense with...
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Frantic, violent and unrelenting, it is all of a piece, its tightly packed storytelling making cassoulet of its own implausibilities and...
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
If you lop off the closing credits of Fred Cavayé's preposterously exciting - and pleasingly preposterous - French-language thriller, the...
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80

NPR

By Bob Mondello
It's customary to describe this kind of thriller as "adrenaline-fueled," but this is the first time apart from "Pulp Fiction" I can recall...
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
What the movie doesn't do, oddly, is leave much of an impression after it's over.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A high-wire act that almost slips as it edges perilously closer and closer to the edge of improbability. But it never does.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The twists and turns involve a high-level assassination, corrupt cops, squint-inducing violence and plenty of fearlessness.
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Point Blank

By Joel_The_B
We went to the theatre with little expectation to see a really great movie, and wound up being incredibly impressed with it. It grabs you at the very start and takes you on a real ride. And yes,...

Too much violence and incredulous as a movie

By mweinreb
This movie did keep your adrenaline going the whole time, which results in a stressed out feeling by the end of the film. If you like a movie with blood, killing, and violence, this is the film for...

Best Foreign Thriller of 2011

By culturevulture1
"Director, Fred Cavaye' brings us the" Best Foreign Thriller of 2011!!' In less than 90 minutes, the audience is virtually running-along with the characters in this film at break-neck speed. At the...

hunky smart nurse!

By denmarc
Great action film, has enough twists and turns to keep you guessing till the end. The French have a way to reel you in to the death of their actors. Justice prevails, and the character one might...

Point Blank

By digsdirt
It was OK. I was expecting more from a 4 1/2 star rated film (as reviewed by my newspaper). I would rate it 4 stars. I liked the ending....

A Wild and Entertaining, Edge of Your Seat Movie

By cali4niacurt
This French film (yes, it's subtitled) was action packed, well directed, well acted and a joy to sit through from beginning to end. I like the twist n the middle as well....

By tmahavatar
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An Excellent Story, Thrilling In Any Language.

By Alon Patterson
Were it not for the fact this movie is performed in French with English subtitles, it would be a genuine hit here in the U.S. As it is, if you can read and watch without one thing distracting from...

Point Blank

By kentridge
Great action, unusal plot. Very entertaining Laraine...

By cappel5
Never a dull moment !...

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Rated R | For Strong violence and some language