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Point Break (2015)

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Critic Consensus: Loaded with dazzling action but bereft of purpose, the Point Break remake will be remembered as the first film to make audiences pine for the simultaneous presences of Keanu Reeves and Gary Busey.

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An undercover cop makes his way into a scene of bank-robbing extreme-sports atheletes in this remake of Kathryn Bigelow's Point Break. Ericson Core directs from a script by Equilibrium's Kurt Wimmer. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

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Cast

Luke Bracey
as Johnny Utah
Ray Winstone
as Angelo Pappas
Delroy Lindo
as FBI Instructor
James LeGros
as FBI agent
Judah Lewis
as Young Johnny Utah
Jaymes Butler
as FBI Agent
Bojesse Christopher
as FBI Director Chapman
Glynis Barber
as FBI Head of Investigations
Nikolai Kinski
as Pascal Al Fariq
Steve Toussaint
as FBI Dept. Director #1
Ronak Patani
as FBI Technician
Patrick DeWayne
as C-130 Pilot
Seumas Sargent
as C-130 Co Pilot
Numan Acar
as Turkish Doorman
Julien Lambert
as Boat Vendor
Laird Hamilton
as Surf Vagabond
Jorg Reichlin
as French Driver
Stephan Baumecker
as Rock Hauler Driver
Christian Alexander Koch
as Rock Hauler Driver
Jeff Burrell
as Cortes Banks Helicopter Pilot
Francesco Martino
as Interpol Technician
Marco Velutti
as Interpol Tech
Louie Enriquez
as Young Rider
Gerard Monaco
as Interpol Agent
Mouloud Achour
as Cameos Yact
Bob Burnquist
as Cameos Yacht
Sal Masekela
as Cameos Yacht
Faris Al-Sultan
as Cameos Yacht
Steve Aoki
as Cameos Chalet
Jeb Corliss
as Cameos Chalet
Kenny Glasgow
as Cameos Yacht
Eric Koston
as Cameos Chalet
Chris Sharma
as Cameos Chalet
Xavier DeLeRue
as Cameos Chalet
Christian Haller
as Cameos Chalet
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Critic Reviews for Point Break

All Critics (106) | Top Critics (15)

For all the adrenalizing positives in this reworked "Point Break," inadvertent silliness remains.

January 3, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Boldly reimagining Kathryn Bigelow's cult favorite as a movie where absolutely nobody seems to be having any fun, the new Point Break drops the original's Zen-like balance of macho mysticism and camp in favor of dour humorlessness.

December 31, 2015 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

A remake that ought not to have been made.

December 29, 2015 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Stiff, humorless, tension-free ...

December 29, 2015 | Full Review…

Nowhere does Mr. Core's film approach the action-movie chops or psychological smarts of Ms. Bigelow's original or, truth be told, benefit from actors displaying the same charm as her stars.

December 27, 2015 | Full Review…

Tedious and overblown - as though the filmmakers were so preoccupied with "updating" the material that they forgot what made it so popular in the first place.

December 27, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Point Break

Boring and with very uninteresting characters. Rather rewatch the original.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

I've never actually seen the original Point Break. I have no idea why, honestly. I've seen bits and pieces of it on TV, but not nearly enough of it to get an actual sense of whether it was good or not. I've always wanted to, I've just never found it anywhere. I'm sure I could get the DVD for cheap on Amazon or Ebay, but it's not a movie I feel I have to own. Anyway, part of me thought that Point Break remake is better than no Point Break. Mind you that this was before I actually saw the damn movie. Now, no Point Break is better than remake Point Break. I don't even know where to actually begin with this movie. I've complained that the Transformers movies have terrible narratives. That fact isn't unchanged. But, while the Transformers have overblown and overstuffed with nonsensical narratives, at least they attempt to have some semblance of reason for why what's going on is going on. I'm going somewhere with this, of course, and that is to point out the fact that the story in this movie is even less than I could have possibly expected. I honestly wasn't really even expecting that much to begin with. So for it to be less than even I expected is quite the accomplishment. And I'm not even sure that's an accomplishment one should really be proud of. I'm sure there's gotta be some really pointless and unjustifiable remakes out there, but this one has to be in the top 5 of completely unnecessary remakes. It literally adds nothing new or that is different enough to justify its own existence. Yes, it updates some elements to where it's now a gang of guy who do extreme sports. Like wingsuiting, rock climbing, snowboarding, surfing insane waves, motorbike, etc, etc, etc. And this film is really a highlight for that. This is really an extreme sports movie with some segments that attempt to be story. Remember that Metallica concert movie that came out a couple of years ago. Of course you don't, nobody fucking saw it. Not even me and Metallica was the first band I ever loved. Anyway they did a concert movie where, after each song or several songs, there was an actual story of a fan, played Dane Dehaan, trying to get to the concert. It had no dialogue, but they told a story. Well imagine that, except they did the same with the sports segments of the film. This is an extreme sports movie with a small narrative sprinkled in there. It is the absolute fucking worst. There's some good sequences here and there, but none of them are actually related to the story. The whole wingsuit scene, while longer than it actually needed to be, was actually fairly exciting stuff. It did get over the type of exhilaration that doing that would actually be. Of course I would never do it, but they do a good job at letting you live vicariously through these characters. And that's another thing, the characters have no real personalities to speak off. I will say that Luke Bracey, who plays Johnny Utah (talk about a stupid fucking name, even for an extreme sports athlete), might have been one of the most wooden actors I've seen in a long time. He might actually be good, but there's only one reason he was cast in this movie and that is because he's a pretty boy. That's the only reason he was cast, let's be honest. Don't fool yourselves, because I'm sure he wasn't the best option available. And, honestly, Luke just doesn't cut it as a leading man. Especially when someone he was close to (IE: that's this film's definition of had sex with once and barely interacted with) someone dies. He doesn't know how to sell the fact that loss. And he swears that he'll bring the leader of the gang in to face justice. So when Utah meets up with Bodhi, the leader, almost a year and a half later to bring him in, what does Utah do? Have on last bro moment with Bodhi and let him go. Yes, really. To set a trap, Bodhi had someone else go in his place, a woman, who then died when she attacked Utah and he defended himself. A woman that Utah, apparently, loved. He goes on this quest to avenge her and bring this criminal to justice. And he just lets him go. What?!?!??! Talk about unsatisfying and flat. It was terrible. Utah waited for over a year and a half for Bodhi to pop up again, he was going after this big ass wave to complete an ordeal that he didn't get to finish the first time, due to saving Utah, and he just lets him GO. Bodhi dies, there's a giant storm going on at the same time, but still. Talk about stupid. Way to end your shitty story. And Utah being let into the gang is also really fucking stupid. Bodhi and his guys knew that this guy was FBI, but Bodhi wanted to change Utah. Really, that's his reason for letting the guy in. He was putting his entire gang in danger, he's exposing them all to prison time and maybe even worse. And he does this because he felt he could change the FBI agent? Holy fucking shit. This movie is a fucking disaster on every conceivable level. There was nothing about it I liked whatsoever. Well, the wingsuit scene was cool, but that doesn't add anything to the movie. And I do love me some Teresa Palmer. But her role was so small and inconsequential that she didn't get to make any actual impact. The wingsuit scene doesn't save this from being an absolutely awful movie. I don't know who out there would enjoy this movie, but I'm sure there's someone out there. I don't want you to explain why you like it to me, but I just can't understand how someone would actually like this. Terrible movie, please don't watch under any circumstances.

Jesse Ortega
Jesse Ortega

Super Reviewer

½

All flash no substance.

Kameron Woodall
Kameron Woodall

Super Reviewer

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