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Point Break Reviews

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Steve Grady
Super Reviewer
May 7, 2016
"Point Break" captures the thrill and intensity of a 1990's classic. The plot to "Point Break" is a young "Johnny Utah" portrayed by "Keanu Reeves" joins the "F.B.I." and takes on the new case of a group of 4 bank robbers named the "Ex-Presidents. "Utah's" co-worker "Angelo Pappas" portrayed by "Gary Busey" has a theory that the "Ex- Presidents" are surfers. Once knowing this "Utah" goes undercover to find out who the "Ex- Presidents" really are. The movie opens with "Utah" practicing his shooting while mixed with scenes of people surfing. This is a great opening to the film as it shows what the movie is about. Throughout the movie it shows "Utah" and "Pappas" busting big criminals. The action sequences are extremely entertaining to watch, they make it look like "Utah"" is truly about to get hurt. The film's climax is actually disappointing as it is unentertaining due to the unsatisfactory justice of the antagonist. "Keanu Reeves" isn't one of "Hollywood's" best actors; in fact he receives a lot of hate for this. It doesn't feel like "Keanu Reeves" is truly giving one hundred percent to his role as "Utah". "Reeves" gives the audience a calm performance instead of a strong and angry performance, as he should. In past "Mark Isham" has created thrilling and exciting music for his films and "Point Break" is no exception. The late "Donald Peterman" filmed "Point Break" exceptionally using no close ups or shaking the camera. If you are a person who enjoys 1990's Action movies then I recommend you watch "Point Break" as it has a great plot, thrilling scenes mixed with amazing music. Although the movie is not perfect it has some issues, these being an unentertaining climax, a weak performance from "Keanu Reeves" and a weak death. I give 1991's "Point Break" a 7.5/10.
½ May 3, 2016
Classic and action packed film.
½ April 24, 2016
Pretty good despite Reeves's humorously bad acting. It's funny because it's not intentional.
½ April 24, 2016
Epic guns and surf, bro. This original Point Break has more enough adventure to fill up two movies. Swayze has a great sophisticated charm in this that juxtaposes well with Keanu Reeve's Bill & Ted leftovers. Too long, but a good ride none-the-less. Rating: 7 / 10
April 23, 2016
Just Sit Back And Enjoy The Ride. What A Life It Would Be To Rob Banks & Ride Waves...I Actually Considered It At One Point...And Then I Grew Up, Got A Proper Hair Cut, Got A Job...Settled Down. But After 100+ Times?? Watching This, I Still Love The Soundtrack & The Spiritual Questions Around Surfing It Raises.
April 22, 2016
Awesome film so well done
½ April 21, 2016
The characters are given more depth than your typical action movie and some of the sequences are just breath-taking, but this cops-and-surfers movie is bloated and flawed with repetition when it should be tight and fast.
April 17, 2016
This could have been good but ultimately it falls short. The problem is they try to make out that surfing is some spiritual thing but the life they live just comes across as seedy, shallow and hopeless - the domain of stoners and drop-outs. That Johnny Utah might be attracted by their guff or develop a serious friendship with them is not believable. The action is pretty good and well shot, and there's a decent twist about halfway through, but it mostly left me cold. It's also ridiculously sweary. And that a guy who started off so passionate about justice ends up not caring is unsatisfactory. To be honest, you're better off with Fast & Furious 2.
April 16, 2016
Classic love the masks and the surf theme.
½ April 14, 2016
An absolutely absurd male testosterone fantasy, but still remains a helluva lot of fun to watch. It may sport the same machismo-philosophy 101 of Fight Club (9 years later), but I give Point Break a lot more respect for its bold direction (those plane jumping scenes...) and electrifying stunt work (AGAIN, those plane jumping scenes!)
April 8, 2016
I wanna see this first before i see the remake,
The Remake is going to look trash but this will do my trick.
Indeed it does have Keanu Reeves but this is not going to be a masterpiece but it is somewhat a movie!
½ April 8, 2016
This movie is so fucking cool. Is it cheesy, Yeah, But the films strengths lie in it's Action, interesting characters, Charisma in the cast, Quotability and it's great, strange, yet very original plot. It even has Anthony Kiedis from 'Red Hot Chili Peppers' in it, You can't get more 90's than that. Don't forget the legendary Gary Busey plays Keanu Reeves FBI partner. So Awesome. It's one of my favorite movies. THE REMAKE IS A PIECE OF SHIT
½ April 7, 2016
Some good 80s/90s cheese. Young dumb Keanu vs the golden lion that is Swayze... Ending was kind of dumb but there are some scenes you can get lost in.
April 3, 2016
Keanu Reeves stars as Johnny Utah, an undercover FBI rookie who is teamed up with Gary Busey to investigate a series of bank robberies and bring justice to those responsible. Filled with action and a great, well-balanced original story, Point Break is one of 1991's best films of the year! ????? Delivers the goods.
½ March 30, 2016
Liked the newer one better.
March 26, 2016
It's stupid, it's cheesy but with a proper 90's feel to it's action sequences, it's insanely fun to watch.

March 24, 2016
orginalot so Keanu Reeves i Patrick Swayze
March 14, 2016
"22 years. Man, L.A. has changed a lot during that time" The air got dirty and the sex got clean.
Since 1991, I have been modelling my life on Angelo Pappas. Busy defines the balls. Reeves is such a shit actor and I love him for it. The surf Nazi gang with black member crack me up. That scene with Utah unloading his pistol in the air is probably the most emotional moment in the history of cinema. Some unbelievable dialogue from Pappas "Harp, I want to tell you something. I was in this bureau when you were still popping zits on your funny face and jerking off with the lingerie section of the sears catalogue" and the excellent ", Listen you snot-nose little shit, I was takin' shrapnel in Khe Sanh when you were crappin' in your hands and rubbin' it on your face". Love the soundtrack aswell Hendrix - If 6 was 9, PIL - Criminal and Love 7 and 7 is,
½ March 12, 2016
I'd say I didn't quite like the original in the very first place.
½ March 9, 2016
I was highly disappointed with this film after expecting much more. The movie is unclear on what it's trying to do as the movie turns to a mess in the last act.
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