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Point Blank Reviews

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Philip French
Observer (UK)
April 1, 2013
One of the four supreme masterworks in a major oeuvre ...
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
March 29, 2013
An almost experimental discourse on crime, punishment and revenge brilliantly shot by Philip H. Lathrop.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
March 29, 2013
Boorman brought a fresh eye to the LA locations in a film frequently remade but never equalled.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Peter Bradshaw
March 28, 2013
An intriguing, disorientating 60s artefact.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
March 28, 2013
A movie to saviour again and again on the biggest screen you can get to.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph (UK)
March 28, 2013
Has aged as well as Lee Marvin's brown jacket and tangerine shirt ensemble - that is to say, spectacularly.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Paul Huckerby
Electric Sheep
March 28, 2013
Can be seen as heralding a turning point in Hollywood cinema, which was to lead to the innovative filmmaking of the 1970s and beyond.
Philip Kemp
Total Film
March 22, 2013
Boorman brings an existential bleakness and depth to his genre material (adapted from Donald E. Westlake's novel), and Marvin's minimal dialogue enhances the impact of his performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Steve Crum
February 21, 2008
Gritty, raw crime drama featuring tough Lee Marvin.
| Original Score: 5/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
March 24, 2007
O roteiro pouco inspirado ganha novos contornos graças à performance durona de Marvin e, principalmente, as experiências de montagem feitas por Henry Berman.
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
July 1, 2006
Heady stuff, and the third best film of 1967.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
February 9, 2006
There are moments of breathtaking visual creativity, from the not-quite-freeze-frames over the opening credits to a series of confrontational close-ups when things turn violent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
June 28, 2005
...one of the best, toughest, and most grimly cold-blooded mystery noirs Hollywood has given us.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Christopher Null
June 25, 2005
Marvin carries much of the film on his gravelly, innate charm, but even he can't sustain one note that long
| Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 30, 2005
Influenced by the classy Euro-art style of French director Alain Resnais.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
It gets back into the groove of Hollywood thrillers, after the recent glut of spies, counterspies, funny spies, anti-hero spies and spy-spier spies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
July 30, 2003
Scary and exciting at the same time, establishing Lee Marvin as the original Terminator.
| Original Score: A
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
July 24, 2003
What makes Point Blank so extraordinary is Boorman's virtuoso use of such unconventional avant-garde stylistics to saturate the proceedings with a classical noir mood of existential torpor and romanticized fatalism.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 28, 2003
Lee Marvin makes a perfect, unfazed human center to John Boorman's bizarre, psychedelic universe.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 1, 2002
Fascinating, harsh gangster epic from Boorman.
| Original Score: 4/5
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