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Point of No Return (The Assassin) (1993)




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An outwardly faithful remake of Besson's La Femme Nikita, but with a new focus on action and violence, Point of No Return tells the story of a drug-addicted young beauty on a fast track to oblivion who is arrested and forced to choose between going to prison to suffer the death penalty or working as an assassin for the U.S. government. She chooses the latter and must undergo specialized and rigorous training. Afterward, she is sent to Venice, California where she falls in love with a photographer. She only kills a few people before she begins looking for a way out. Unfortunately, death seems to be the only way out.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Getchell, Alexandra Seros
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 19, 2003
Warner Home Video


Harvey Keitel
as Victor the Cleaner
Richard Romanus
as Fahd Bahktiar
Geoffrey Lewis
as Drugstore Owner
Spike McClure
as Johnny D
Lieux Dressler
as Johnny's Mom
John Capodice
as Detective
Lieux Dressier
as Johnny's Mom
Calvin Levels
as Computer Instructor
Michael Runyard
as Weapons Instructor
Bill M. Ryusaki
as Karate Instructor
Jan Speck
as Kaufman's Assistant
Francesco Messina
as Waiter in Restaurant
Peter Mark Vasquez
as Guard in Booth
Lee Dupree
as Guy with Gun
Wendy L. Davies
as Shopping Woman
James Handy
as Operative
Kenny Endoso
as Angela's Bodyguard
Gary Kasper
as Angela's Bodyguard
François Chau
as Building Security Gu...
Frank Girardeau
as Policeman
Jodie Markell
as Female Student
Robert Harvey
as Police Detective
Harry Perry
as Venice Guitar Player
Harry Perry
as Venice Guitar Player
David Sosna
as Operative with Heads...
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Critic Reviews for Point of No Return (The Assassin)

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (9)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 19, 1993
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

It's by no means awful, but I won't re-watch it any time soon, unless I intend to gawk at Bridget Fonda.

Full Review… | August 21, 2014
Cinema Crazed

Audience Reviews for Point of No Return (The Assassin)

I was a sucker for Fonda her. But this was actually a decent american version of the awesome french la femme nikita. Gabriel Bryne is awesome in this version.

John Manard

Super Reviewer


Some great OTT set pieces with strong performances from Fonda, Keitel and Byrne, but not quite as affecting as it wants to be and severely dated. Full review later.

Thomas Bowler

Super Reviewer

Even though its regarded as a poor remake of the original french film, this is still a good action film. Fonda is supremely sexy as 'Nina' the woman turned around to an assassin, its pretty violent and there's plenty of gun play with steamy scenes.
Keitel is great as the cold cleaner, his scene is very unnerving and chilling really, no emotions that man.

Bancroft is perfect as the classy elegant female who must teach 'Nina' to become a lady and deadly at the same time and Byrne is good as her boss in his usual stoic manner. It is kinda dated now of course but it still works well, nothing too amazing but its a solid action thriller, Fonda makes it for sure.

Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

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