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February 27, 2018
As a satire, Grosse Pointe Blank doesn't completely add up-the parts are greater than the whole-but it's very much alive and kicking.
April 27, 2017
Tackling the ravages of time with a rambunctious tone, "Blank" wraps emotional entropy and existential rumination into a clever, conceptual comedy that befits the '90s brethren like "Defending Your Life" or "Groundhog Day" alongside which it stands.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
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
September 14, 2012
Quirky mix of laughs, romance, strong violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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
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
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
March 26, 2009
Cusack is charming and assured in the film.
February 14, 2008
One of 1997's best films, and certainly the funniest and freshest.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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+
September 4, 2006
An incredibly hip look at growing up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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".
June 24, 2006
For what is essentially a one-joke movie, this has an awful lot going for it.
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
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
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