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Point Break Reviews

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August 29, 2002
dumb, testosterone-soaked big summer story by Kathryn Bigelow
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 2/5
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?
March 22, 2007
We might as well be watching a blissed-out Bill and Ted caper.
September 5, 2002
Kathryn Bigelow rips off the first 10 minutes of Moonraker and gets praised for it. Give me a break.
| Original Score: 1/5
March 27, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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
May 12, 2001
Bigelow can't keep the film from drowning in a sea of surf-speak. But without her, Point Break would be no more than an excuse to ogle pretty boys in wet suits.
November 26, 2002
Bigelow forgot the most important ingredients for a successful action film -- plot and characters.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
February 11, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
April 7, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
May 27, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
An exercise in stylish lunkheadedness. It's gorgeous but dumb as a post; watching it is a bit like shooting the tube and then getting cracked on the head by your board.
January 1, 2000
Bigelow stages the film's action sequences with a brutal efficiency (they almost redeem the movie), but she can't keep the increasingly silly script in check.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2000
Even Bigelow's best scenes, however, are occasionally undercut by her penchant for close-ups and MTV-style edits that confuse the audience about what exactly is happening during chaotic moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 12, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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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.
January 1, 1991
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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.
December 15, 2015
'90s hit with intense action, graphic violence, and surfing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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