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Grosse Pointe Blank Reviews

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Betsy Bozdech
Common Sense Media

Quirky mix of laughs, romance, strong violence.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

September 14, 2012
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

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.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 3/4

September 13, 2012
James Plath
Movie Metropolis

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.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

August 9, 2012
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Silly black comedy fires a blank.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C

September 19, 2011

One of the true delights of 1990s American cinema.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 4.5/5

November 6, 2009
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A slick, mannered and frequently clever comedy.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 6, 2009
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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Despite some early indications from the two Cusacks and Arkin that it's going to be funny, it winds up an unholy mess that becomes steadily more incoherent -- morally, dramatically, and conceptually.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

November 6, 2009

L'une des comédies américaines les plus honnêtes et efficaces des années 90

Full Review Source: Panorama | Original Score: 7/10

October 12, 2009
Leonard Klady
Variety
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Cusack is charming and assured in the film.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

One of 1997's best films, and certainly the funniest and freshest.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 5/5

February 14, 2008
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

The action is fast and furious, and so are the punchlines.

Full Review Source: Looking Closer | Original Score: B+

September 19, 2007
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

An incredibly hip look at growing up.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 4, 2006
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

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".

Full Review Source: Movie Views

July 24, 2006
Derek Adams
Time Out
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For what is essentially a one-joke movie, this has an awful lot going for it.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Ron Wells
Film Threat

It's the best date film I've seen in a long time: at least 12 people die.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 6, 2005
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Calling this blend of comedy and violence Tarantino lite may sound like a bash, but it isn't.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 3/4

September 18, 2005
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card

Great pace, strong dialogue, and a fun fresh angle on the life of a hit man.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Report Card | Original Score: 3/4

May 24, 2005
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

Except for a few near-miss scenes, director George Armitage's romantic comedy hits the target.

Full Review Source: Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) | Original Score: 3/4

July 1, 2004
Dragan Antulov
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As a whole, this film only succeeds in making extraordinary people and situations to look banal.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 4/10

February 13, 2004
Leonard Schwarz
Palo Alto Weekly

If you can ignore the tiresome romance and the incessant playing of largely inane music on the soundtrack, Grosse Point Blank has much to recommend it.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

May 20, 2003
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