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Grosse Pointe Blank Reviews

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Sean Axmaker
December 15, 2016
If Grosse Pointe Blank (1997) was just another comedy in the wave of 80s nostalgia, then John Cusack is the kid who grew up to be Oliver North.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
March 1, 2015
[John] Cusack could not possibly have more perfect timing, and [Minnie] Driver could not be a better foil.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Betsy Bozdech
Common Sense Media
September 14, 2012
Quirky mix of laughs, romance, strong violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
September 13, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3/4
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
August 9, 2012
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 | Original Score: 7/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 19, 2011
Silly black comedy fires a blank.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 6, 2009
One of the true delights of 1990s American cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
November 6, 2009
A slick, mannered and frequently clever comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
November 6, 2009
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.
October 12, 2009
L'une des comédies américaines les plus honnêtes et efficaces des années 90
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Leonard Klady
March 26, 2009
Cusack is charming and assured in the film.
Rob Gonsalves
February 14, 2008
One of 1997's best films, and certainly the funniest and freshest.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
September 19, 2007
The action, when it comes, is fast and furious, tinged with wisecracks that would make Tarantino cheer. [It] strikes a perfect balance between romance, comedy, and action.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 4, 2006
An incredibly hip look at growing up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
July 24, 2006
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".
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
For what is essentially a one-joke movie, this has an awful lot going for it.
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
It's the best date film I've seen in a long time: at least 12 people die.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Michael Dequina
September 18, 2005
Calling this blend of comedy and violence Tarantino lite may sound like a bash, but it isn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
May 24, 2005
Great pace, strong dialogue, and a fun fresh angle on the life of a hit man.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
July 1, 2004
Except for a few near-miss scenes, director George Armitage's romantic comedy hits the target.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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