Point Break (1991) Synopsis
An FBI man (Keanu Reeves) turns surfer to nab rubber-masked bank robbers.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Dave Kehr
At her best—and even in a hand-me-down project like Point Break—Bigelow is a uniquely talented, uniquely powerful filmmaker. Where the male...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The plot of Point Blank, summarized, invites parody (rookie agent goes undercover as surfer to catch bank robbers). The result is...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The dialogue stretches are just pauses between the action scenes, where the director gets to show her stuff. [12 July 1991, p.F1]
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75

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Point Break is a perfect example of the contemporary "B" movie. And, like a lot of the old B movies, those cheap thrillers of the 1940s and...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Duane Byrge
In all fairness, this swill's swells are in the action: car chases, foot chases, wipeouts, shootouts, brawls and falls -- and they're...
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63

Slant Magazine

By
In terms of Hollywood history, Bigelow's film is the perfect document of its time.
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
What saves Point Break from wipeout is Kathryn Bigelow's direction. Though the film lacks the formal beauty and allure of her Near Dark and...
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50

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
When the action sequences move into the sky-diving stuff, they give you a real rush.... Otherwise, though, Point Break is all wet. Too bad,...
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50

Miami Herald

Point Break has some eye-catching visuals in its frenetic action sequences, but even the slow-mo surfing gets tedious. It's like being...
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Point Break points up inherent limitations in the "star" rating system. Its purely visceral material (surf sounds, skydiving stunt work, a...
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Point Break

By Derrick Deane
Boil this movie down to two parts. First part - decent plot, Keanu's acting is OK and the story looks promising. Second part - forget the plot, Keanu's acting is horrible and the story has gone to...

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Rated R | For Violence, language and brief nudity