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Grosse Pointe Blank Reviews

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.
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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September 2, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
March 26, 2009
Cusack is charming and assured in the film.
October 18, 2008
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
June 24, 2006
For what is essentially a one-joke movie, this has an awful lot going for it.
June 18, 2002
A soggy, all-over-the- place mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 12, 2002
An entertaining oddity, an amiably black comedy whose bared teeth double as an engaging smile: It takes a satiric bite and leaves you laughing through the pain. For that, we can thank the writers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 11, 2001
A bright burst of action and comedy with a cast that makes for rousing good company.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
February 14, 2001
Clever enough to make jokes about Greco-Roman wrestling and make them funny, Grosse Pointe Blank's greatest success is the way it maintains its comic attitude.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 1, 2000
What makes us laugh at this dark comedy is the insolence its creators hold for the very bones of their narrative.
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
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
Directed jauntily by George Armitage, it has the jokey, winsome tone of his earlier Miami Blues and enough wild-card energy to keep it bright and surprising.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Cusack's talents are delicate and appealing, but not propulsive enough to lead the movie to triumph.
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
With a breezy unpredictability that belies a darker underside, Grosse Pointe Blank, directed by George Armitage, is the kind of quirky, character-driven comedy they don't make much anymore.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 11, 1997
Full Review | Original Score: A-