Point Break (1991)

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27 banks in three years, anything to catch the perfect wave.

Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze star in this 1991 wave riding, bank robbing cult-classic. It's the fourth film of action director Kathryn Bigelow, who went on to win Oscars for The Hurt Locker.

On coastal Los Angeles, a gang of bank robbers call themselves The Ex-Presidents, committing their crimes while wearing masks of Reagan, Carter, Nixon and Johnson. The FBI, believing the members to be surfers, send agent Johnny Utah (Reeves) undercover.

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Directed by

  • Kathryn Bigelow('The Hurt Locker', 'Strange Days', 'Near Dark', 'Blue Steel')

Action, Thriller

120mins

Rating: M

USA, Japan

Chicago Sun-Times (Roger Ebert)

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The plot of "Point Blank," summarized, invites parody (rookie agent goes undercover as surfer to catch bank robbers). The result is surprisingly effective.

Empire (UK)

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The elements conspire to produce a superb splash of trashy, testosterone-induced mayhem.

New York Times

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Mr. Iliff's screenplay includes some egregious silliness and a long string of false endings, but occasionally it sounds the kind of tough-guy note that gets one's attention.

Total Film (UK)

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Bigelow maxes a fetishistic froth of pumped abs and pumping guns, surfing action cinema’s homoerotic tides with panache.