Vanishing Point (1971)
Average Rating: 6.2/10
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Richard Sarafian directed this minimalist chase film, starring Barry Newman as ex-marine, ex-race car driver and cop named Kowalski. He drives into Denver to deliver a car and pick up another vehicle to drive to San Francisco. To make the fifteen-hour drive to San Francisco bearable he pops a load of pep pills and drives off. Almost immediately, he is told to pull over by the police, but Kowalski refuses to stop. Ignoring the cops, a police chase ensues. Egging Kowalski on is a blind black disc
Jan 1, 1971 Wide
Mar 23, 2004
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The action is almost entirely made up of one man driving a car at maximum speed from Denver to, hopefully, San Francisco.
In a time when vacant retreads such as The Fast and the Furious are the problem, Vanishing Point is the answer.
Merged the appeal of Bullitt with that of, say, Zabriskie Point...fast cars and dusty existentialism. [Blu-ray]
should be seen as a particularly charged variant of a now extinct genre: the artsy B-movie
A film all but overflowing with the revolting spirit of the oppressed. Bring the noise!
Really nothing but a one hundred minute car chase across country, and I loved every minute of it...
The last quarter of Grindhouse was little more than a love note to this flick's towering excellence.
A fairly interesting, but somewhat muddled, road movie starring Newman as an ex-cop who now drives cars from Denver to San Francisco for a living.
A fairly entertaining chase flick, with a few artistic touches included to keep the thinking viewers happy.
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