Point Blank (2011)
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Produced by Cyril Colbeau-Justin and Jean-Baptiste Dupont, Point Blank also stars Roschdy Zem, Gerard Lanvin and Elena Anaya. Gilles Lellouche plays Samuel, a nurse working at a hospital when his pregnant wife (Anaya) is kidnapped before his very eyes. Knocked unconscious, he comes to and discovers that a dangerous criminal named Sartet (Zem) is responsible, and if he's ever to see his wife again, he must do Sartet's bidding. Samuel quickly finds himself pitted against rival gangsters and
Jul 29, 2011 Limited
Dec 6, 2011
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A swirl of action and information punctuated by chase scene after glorious chase scene.
You're going to have to track "Point Blank" down, but if you're looking for a real slice of what the thriller cinema perpetually promises and so rarely delivers -- pure force from up close -- it's one of the standout secrets of the year.
Put aside any hang-ups you may have about subtitles. As action flicks go, "Point Blank" is right on target.
The acting is impeccable from top to bottom, and the relentless pace keeps us from fretting about niggling defects.
All right, this is how to make a thriller: Start with a situation of astonishing difficulty and emotional weight. Then multiply. And keep piling on.
Point Blank is saddled with the same title as John Boorman's 1967 masterpiece, but the only thing the two films really have in common is coolness.
A leaner and meaner 84 minutes you are not likely to catch on a screen this year.
It moves so fast and furiously that you will forget you are reading subtitles altogether. This is one fantastic mainstream action movie that is so manic it may leave you gasping for air.
This French crime action film doesn't take long to get going and once it gets going it goes supersonic until pretty close to the end of the film.
...a smashingly entertaining French action film that seems almost certain to be remade as a big budget Hollywood blockbuster
It's over too quickly; you wish Cavayé could have found one more twist at the end to keep things going. Then again, there's nothing wrong with a film's running time being as lean and mean as its plot.
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May well be the most perfectly accomplished action thriller of the year.
Cavayé and co-writer Guillaume Lemans approach their potentially outlandish thriller with a good deal of logic and sense, and that's always a nice switch.
Art-house patrons who made the French thriller Tell No One a specialized hit three years ago won't want to miss Point Blank, another breathless import about an ordinary man whose wife is taken from him.
Point Blank passes enjoyably, relentlessly, and determinedly to the moment of its final gasp.
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