Point Blank
Point Blank (2011)

Produced by Cyril Colbeau-Justin and Jean-Baptiste Dupont, Point Blank also stars Roschdy Zem, Gerard Lanvin and Elena Anaya. Gilles Lellouche plays Samuel, a nurse working at a hospital when his pregnant wife (Anaya) is kidnapped before… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 6, 2011
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91%
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

A swirl of action and information punctuated by chase scene after glorious chase scene.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The acting is impeccable from top to bottom, and the relentless pace keeps us from fretting about niggling defects.

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Laura Kern
Film Comment Magazine

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.

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James Rocchi
MSN Movies

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.

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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

[A] finely calibrated French neonoir.

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

A leaner and meaner 84 minutes you are not likely to catch on a screen this year.

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Put aside any hang-ups you may have about subtitles. As action flicks go, "Point Blank" is right on target.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

All right, this is how to make a thriller: Start with a situation of astonishing difficulty and emotional weight. Then multiply. And keep piling on.

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Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

[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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
Gangsters kidnap a medical assistant's pregnant wife to force him to spring their injured comrade from a hospital; complications arise and he's drawn… More
Kevin K.
Grade: C (74%) Point Blank is one of those movies where it is a couple of years late. There have been many movies that have been made that follow this… More
Mark Hobin
At a lean and mean 84 minutes, "Point Blank" moves quickly and efficiently, providing excitement at a serviceable pace. Despite the French subtitles,… More
Matheus Carvalho
Cliched and ultimately disappointing French thriller, with and all too tidy happy ending
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"A desperate man is a dangerous thing."</i> Samuel Pierret (Gilles Lellouche) is a nurse who saves the wrong guy -- a thief (Roschdy… More
Walter M.
At 7 1/2 months pregnant, Nadia(Elena Anaya) is told to stay off her feet. For her, that does not mean that she can't be on top of her husband… More