Point Blank
Point Blank (1967)

Based on Donald E. Westlake's novel The Hunter, John Boorman's gangster film hauntingly merges a generic revenge story with a European art cinema sensibility. In Alcatraz to divvy up the spoils from a robbery, thief Walker (Lee… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 5, 2005
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97%
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User Score
85%



Critic Score: 97% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Huddleston
Time Out

There are moments of breathtaking visual creativity, from the not-quite-freeze-frames over the opening credits to a series of confrontational close-ups when things turn violent.

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Derek Malcolm
This is London

An almost experimental discourse on crime, punishment and revenge brilliantly shot by Philip H. Lathrop.

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David Jenkins
Little White Lies

A movie to saviour again and again on the biggest screen you can get to.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It gets back into the groove of Hollywood thrillers, after the recent glut of spies, counterspies, funny spies, anti-hero spies and spy-spier spies.

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express

Boorman brought a fresh eye to the LA locations in a film frequently remade but never equalled.

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Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph

Has aged as well as Lee Marvin's brown jacket and tangerine shirt ensemble - that is to say, spectacularly.

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

One of the four supreme masterworks in a major oeuvre ...

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

An intriguing, disorientating 60s artefact.

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Paul Huckerby
Electric Sheep

Can be seen as heralding a turning point in Hollywood cinema, which was to lead to the innovative filmmaking of the 1970s and beyond.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
Badass.
Devon Bott
Discordant editing, jarring violence, and an angular storyline give Point Blank it's unique 60s cross between french new wave cinema and classic film noir.… More
Greg S
Walker (Lee Marvin) is shot and left for dead by his partner during a heist; he survives and returns to demand the mob return the money he's owed, fighting… More
Kevin Cookman
Lee Marvin kicks so much ass in this neo-noir, genre bending crime classic.
Anthony Lawrie
Highly stylised, brilliantly written and with 4 or 5 fantastically performed and written characters. It's kitch, it's cool but it is also quite raw.… More
Apeneck Fletcher
Lee Marvin is double-crossed for a little folding green and goes after the skunks who shorted him. That's the plot, revenge, old school, but the… More

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