Point Blank


Point Blank (1967)



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In this film, Lee Marvin and John Vernon have just swiped a large amount of mob money. As they sit down to divvy up the loot, Vernon pulls out a gun and shoots Marvin. Left for dead, Marvin manages to recover sufficiently to seek revenge.

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All Critics (35) | Top Critics (3)

An intriguing, disorientating 60s artefact.

Mar 28, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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.

Feb 9, 2006 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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.

Oct 23, 2004 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Though tightly edited to 92 minutes, the movie bogs down at a few points, finally seems to have nowhere to go.

Jan 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Point Blank is an entertaining degenerate movie for its bit players: Michael Strong as a used used-car dealer, Lloyd Bochner and his sharkskin style of elegant menace.

Oct 3, 2018 | Full Review…

It's brutal. It may be 50 years old but it still shocks.

Oct 18, 2017 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Point Blank


Walker (Lee Marvin) is shot and left for dead by his partner during a heist; he survives and returns to demand the mob return the money he's owed, fighting his way up the ladder until he reaches the top man. There's star power and style to burn in this often overlooked early film from John Boorman that perfectly balances arthouse cool with gritty action.

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Discordant editing, jarring violence, and an angular storyline give Point Blank it's unique 60s cross between french new wave cinema and classic film noir. Lee Marvin is the guy who is betrayed and left for dead by his partner over the sum of $90,000. While it's not exactly chump change today, it would've been a small fortune back in the days of the film's setting. At first, it seems as if he's after revenge alone, but it quickly becomes obvious he's after his money. With the help of a mysterious benefactor, he tracks down his wife, who along with his former partner betrayed him. She has no idea where he is, only that she's sorry and wishes to die. When he finally does find the former partner (with the help of his sister-in-law, as played by Angie Dickinson), it turns out it's only the beginning of his journey for justice. Is Lee Marvin's "Walker" character insane? Some automaton bent on achieving a goal that has long since lost all meaning? As Dickenson exclaims in one scene "You really did die at alcatraz". There are moments of surrealism, dreamlike moments where things don't make a whole lot of sense. Walker may be motivated by hatred, but there's very little emotion to what he does. He's a broken man, a monster.

Devon Bott
Devon Bott

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Lee Marvin kicks so much ass in this neo-noir, genre bending crime classic.

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Kevin Cookman

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