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Grosse Pointe Blank Reviews

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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.
Christopher Null
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
Rob Blackwelder
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
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 19, 2011
Silly black comedy fires a blank.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Cusack's talents are delicate and appealing, but not propulsive enough to lead the movie to triumph.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
A soggy, all-over-the- place mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Dragan Antulov
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
Leonard Schwarz
Palo Alto Weekly
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
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Don't waste precious time watching this. You deserve better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephanie Zacharek
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.
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
January 1, 2000
The coy, oh-so-hip tone of the title persists through the whole strained contrivance.
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Its dishonesty makes the fun wear off real fast.
Read More | Original Score: 70/100
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
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
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
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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James Berardinelli
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
Betsy Bozdech
Common Sense Media
September 14, 2012
Quirky mix of laughs, romance, strong violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mark R. Leeper
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
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
Rob Gonsalves
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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