Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
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Average Rating: 3.6/5
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Most people have trouble deciding what to say when they're asked what they've been doing with their lives at a High School reunion, but Martin Blank (as played by John Cusack) has a different problem than most -- he has to make his career sound less interesting than it actually is. Martin is a former CIA operative who is now a freelance hit man, making good money for killing people he doesn't know. However, Martin's game has been a bit off lately; he's no longer happy in his work, and both his
Apr 11, 1997 Wide
May 19, 1998
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For what is essentially a one-joke movie, this has an awful lot going for it.
With its darkly comic sensibilities and morally flawed protagonists, this won't be to everyone's taste, but those who can get on its wavelength will appreciate the savory witticisms and dryly acute observations.
For John Cusack lovers, "Grosse Pointe Blank" is one of his best, an engaging showcase for his droll demeanor and a seamless blend of comedy and action. It's light entertainment, in spite of the body count.
L'une des comédies américaines les plus honnêtes et efficaces des années 90
Armitage encourages [Gen-Xers] to keep the skeptical attitude, but to also negotiate some sort of confusing middle ground between maintaining the image without "selling out".
Calling this blend of comedy and violence Tarantino lite may sound like a bash, but it isn't.
Great pace, strong dialogue, and a fun fresh angle on the life of a hit man.
Except for a few near-miss scenes, director George Armitage's romantic comedy hits the target.
As a whole, this film only succeeds in making extraordinary people and situations to look banal.
Audience Reviews for Grosse Pointe Blank
- Martin Blank: I possessed a certain moral ambiguity the CIA was looking for.
- Mr. Grocer: Hey, hey, bing bing bing bing bang! POPCORN!
- Martin Blank: I killed the president of Paraguay with a fork. How've you been?
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