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Grosse Pointe Blank Reviews

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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.
January 1, 2000
Yet another disappointment! Grosse Pointe Blank is full of possibilities (a great hook, a sharp cast, and a wry cynicism that is shamefully lacking from film these days) but comes up short on all sides.0
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
The story-telling is sloppy. The post-production got a little untidy too, with so many 1980s hit tunes thrown on the soundtrack that the music changes almost as often as the camera angle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 19, 2011
Silly black comedy fires a blank.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 1, 2000
Cusack's talents are delicate and appealing, but not propulsive enough to lead the movie to triumph.
June 18, 2002
A soggy, all-over-the- place mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
February 13, 2004
As a whole, this film only succeeds in making extraordinary people and situations to look banal.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
May 20, 2003
If you can ignore the tiresome romance and the incessant playing of largely inane music on the soundtrack, Grosse Point Blank has much to recommend it.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
September 10, 2002
Don't waste precious time watching this. You deserve better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
It's a sad day when an actor who's totally, beautifully in touch with his dark side finds himself stuck in a movie that's scared of its own shadow.
January 1, 2000
The coy, oh-so-hip tone of the title persists through the whole strained contrivance.
January 1, 2000
Its dishonesty makes the fun wear off real fast.
Read More | Original Score: 70/100
January 1, 2000
This movie has the jaunty good cheer of another great movie about hit men, Prizzi's Honor. And that is high praise indeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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
January 1, 2000
The film takes the form but not the feel of a comic thriller. It's quirkier than that.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
The film offers sufficient small pleasures to make it worth enduring the less effective elements. As a result, while Grosse Pointe Blank fails to deliver a fullisade, at least the chamber's not empty, either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 14, 2012
Quirky mix of laughs, romance, strong violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Uneven, hard to believe, occasionally funny, but has too much style and not enough substance.
Full Review | Original Score: low +1 out of -4..+4
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
February 14, 2008
One of 1997's best films, and certainly the funniest and freshest.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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