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Point Break Reviews

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Tracy Moore
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2015
'90s hit with intense action, graphic violence, and surfing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
November 7, 2014
A nearly flawless marriage of the genre clichés of the classic '80s-model cop action picture with the elevated physicality of the '90s action films to come.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun
June 13, 2013
Did a dry California wind scramble the script as they moved into the third act? Did the tape recorder go on the blitz at the story conferences? Was there a fire in the editing room?
Lou Cedrone
Baltimore Sun
June 12, 2013
This is a very macho movie, and if the better film schools are looking for a contemporary film that very keenly exemplifies the marriage of sound and shoot, this is it.
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
June 12, 2013
Point Break is the best movie about cops, robbers, surfing and sky diving that you're likely to see.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
July 12, 2011
The essence of movie remains unsullied, and with every viewing comes fresh details and a new appreciation for the film's fearlessness and originality in the midst of all of the cop formula.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Chris Laverty
Clothes on Film
August 27, 2009
Quaint in its depiction of an alternative lifestyle, yet still an above average, really quite vicious action thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 4, 2009
...an above-average actioner...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
July 1, 2008
Consistently stylish, dumb, and entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com
August 14, 2007
Pretty fair action in Swayze-Reeves starrer.
| Original Score: 3/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
August 7, 2007
Keanu Reeves is Johnny Utah. F*** yeah!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
March 22, 2007
We might as well be watching a blissed-out Bill and Ted caper.

TV Guide
March 22, 2007
From our first glimpse of a surfer hovering through a cascading wave to the final sky-diving stunt, Kathryn Bigelow's fourth feature keeps offering us new thrills with unapologetic verve.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Variety
March 22, 2007
A hare-brained wild ride through big surf and bad vibes, Point Break acts like a huge, nasty wave, picking up viewers for a few major thrills but ultimately grinding them into the sand via overkill and absurdity.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
November 5, 2006
In some ways, Point Break is a guilty pleasure. But do keep in mind, like many drugs, repeated exposure may make you dumber.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Arthur Ryel-Lindsey
Slant Magazine
November 1, 2006
In terms of Hollywood history, Bigelow's film is the perfect document of its time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
October 9, 2006
This visually delirious but intellectually underdeveloped thriller-actioner has some wonderfully executed chase scenes, but the characters defy dramatic logic even when played by Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic
October 5, 2006
There's fun to be had, but there's also a few chapters worth skipping through.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matt McKillop
Filmcritic.com
September 5, 2006
While it can accurately be described as an action film, a heist movie, or even simply a thriller, Point Break is also the first "extreme sports" movie
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
[Bigelow] has a great eye not only for action, but also for the psychological push and pull behind the action.
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