Vanishing Point
Vanishing Point (1971)

Richard Sarafian directed this minimalist chase film, starring Barry Newman as ex-marine, ex-race car driver and cop named Kowalski. He drives into Denver to deliver a car and pick up another vehicle to drive to San Francisco. To make the… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 23, 2004
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

The action is almost entirely made up of one man driving a car at maximum speed from Denver to, hopefully, San Francisco.

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Roger Greenspun
New York Times

A movie about which I can think of almost nothing good to say.

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

should be seen as a particularly charged variant of a now extinct genre: the artsy B-movie

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Peter Kenis
Rolling Stone

In a time when vacant retreads such as The Fast and the Furious are the problem, Vanishing Point is the answer.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Takes full advantage of the subject's existential and mythical undertones without being pretentious, and you certainly get a run for your money, along with a lot of rock music.

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Rob Humanick
Projection Booth

A film all but overflowing with the revolting spirit of the oppressed. Bring the noise!

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Time Out

The woodenness of both direction and Newman's performance becomes increasingly apparent.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Merged the appeal of Bullitt with that of, say, Zabriskie Point...fast cars and dusty existentialism. [Blu-ray]

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Really nothing but a one hundred minute car chase across country, and I loved every minute of it...

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
One of the most awesome and greatest films I ever saw! Fresh.
Chris Weber
it's supposed to be a 70s classic... ...and that popular opinion is not wrong. This road movie is essentially one long car chase that concerns a man… More
Adam Kelly
For a film whose entire premise is the fact that some driver on drugs has been given a bet to drive a car across a couple of US states it's surprisingly… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
FUCK DA POLICE
Alex roy
In the history of cinema there have been many standout car chase films. Some have been great and others lacked in real excitement. Vanishing Point is one of the… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"This radio station was named Kowalski, in honour of the last American hero to whom speed means freedom of the soul. The question is not… More

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