Point Blank
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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 his very eyes. Knocked unconscious, he comes to and discovers that a dangerous criminal named Sartet (Zem) is responsible, and if he's ever to see his wife again, he must do Sartet's bidding. Samuel quickly finds himself pitted against rival gangsters and trigger-happy police in a deadly race to save the lives of his wife and unborn child. -- (C)… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A swirl of action and information punctuated by chase scene after glorious chase scene."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"The acting is impeccable from top to bottom, and the relentless pace keeps us from fretting about niggling defects."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"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."
‑ Laura Kern, Film Comment Magazine
"It moves so fast and furiously that you will forget you are reading subtitles altogether. This is one fantastic mainstream action movie that is so manic it may leave you gasping for air."
‑ Eric Melin, Scene-Stealers.com
"Action cinema distilled."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's 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."
‑ James Rocchi, MSN Movies
"[A] finely calibrated French neonoir."
‑ Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader
"A leaner and meaner 84 minutes you are not likely to catch on a screen this year."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"A riveting, frequently electrifying thriller..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Put aside any hang-ups you may have about subtitles. As action flicks go, "Point Blank" is right on target."
‑ Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"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."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"[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."
‑ Jay Antani, Cinema Writer
"This French crime action film doesn't take long to get going and once it gets going it goes supersonic until pretty close to the end of the film."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"...a smashingly entertaining French action film that seems almost certain to be remade as a big budget Hollywood blockbuster"
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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