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Point Blank Reviews

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Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook
October 7, 2015
"Point Blank" is loads of fun, if not exceptionally clever or original.
Laura Kern
Film Comment Magazine
June 28, 2013
Point Blank is saddled with the same title as John Boorman's 1967 masterpiece, but the only thing the two films really have in common is coolness.
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 10, 2013
A leaner and meaner 84 minutes you are not likely to catch on a screen this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
January 19, 2012
[Writers] Cavayé and Lemans...dump all manner of double-dealing and good cop-bad cop intrigue into what could have been a wonderfully streamlined, character-driven thriller about an innocent man forced to do the bidding of criminals to save his family.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Eric Melin
January 1, 2012
It moves so fast and furiously that you will forget you are reading subtitles altogether. This is one fantastic mainstream action movie that is so manic it may leave you gasping for air.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
December 6, 2011
A riveting, frequently electrifying thriller...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
November 23, 2011
This French crime action film doesn't take long to get going and once it gets going it goes supersonic until pretty close to the end of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
November 20, 2011
Action cinema distilled.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 16, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 1, 2011
...a smashingly entertaining French action film that seems almost certain to be remade as a big budget Hollywood blockbuster
Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
September 30, 2011
It's over too quickly; you wish Cavayé could have found one more twist at the end to keep things going. Then again, there's nothing wrong with a film's running time being as lean and mean as its plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
September 29, 2011
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Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 23, 2011
May well be the most perfectly accomplished action thriller of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Scott Weinberg
September 5, 2011
Cavayé and co-writer Guillaume Lemans approach their potentially outlandish thriller with a good deal of logic and sense, and that's always a nice switch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
September 3, 2011
Art-house patrons who made the French thriller Tell No One a specialized hit three years ago won't want to miss Point Blank, another breathless import about an ordinary man whose wife is taken from him.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
September 2, 2011
Point Blank passes enjoyably, relentlessly, and determinedly to the moment of its final gasp.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
September 1, 2011
A swirl of action and information punctuated by chase scene after glorious chase scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Justin Strout
Orlando Weekly
September 1, 2011
How refreshing to encounter a film that keeps its own secrets.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
James Rocchi
MSN Movies
August 19, 2011
You're going to have to track "Point Blank" down, but if you're looking for a real slice of what the thriller cinema perpetually promises and so rarely delivers -- pure force from up close -- it's one of the standout secrets of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
August 19, 2011
What's French for "nonstop action?" "Point Blank."
| Original Score: 3/4
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