Point of No Return (The Assassin) (1993)




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In order to avoid the death penalty, a violent young woman agrees to training as a government assassin. When she falls in love, however, she risks her life in an attempt to leave the profession. This action drama is an Americanized version of the French film La Femme Nikita.

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
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Written By: Robert Getchell, Alexandra Seros
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 19, 2003
Warner Home Video


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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
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Full Review… | March 19, 1993
Entertainment Weekly
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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
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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

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