Grosse Pointe Blank
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)

Martin Blank (John Cusack) is a depressed, moralistic hitman. He has a psychiatrist who doesn't want to see him and a profession he's stuck in. Then comes a notice about his ten year high-school reunion in Grosse Pointe and his… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 11, 1997
DVD Release Date: May 19, 1998
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Despite some early indications from the two Cusacks and Arkin that it's going to be funny, it winds up an unholy mess that becomes steadily more incoherent -- morally, dramatically, and conceptually.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

A soggy, all-over-the- place mess.

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Sean Axmaker

If Grosse Pointe Blank (1997) was just another comedy in the wave of 80s nostalgia, then John Cusack is the kid who grew up to be Oliver North.

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Leonard Klady

Cusack is charming and assured in the film.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

An entertaining oddity, an amiably black comedy whose bared teeth double as an engaging smile: It takes a satiric bite and leaves you laughing through the pain. For that, we can thank the writers.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

[John] Cusack could not possibly have more perfect timing, and [Minnie] Driver could not be a better foil.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

For what is essentially a one-joke movie, this has an awful lot going for it.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

A bright burst of action and comedy with a cast that makes for rousing good company.

Betsy Bozdech
Common Sense Media

Quirky mix of laughs, romance, strong violence.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
John Cusack at his best. One of the best actors of his generation.
Chris Weber
This pet project for star, co-writer, and producer John Cusack follows Martin Blank- a former CIA operative turned freelance assassin. He's generally good… More
Kevin M. Williams
A good time at the movies in this fantasy where a hit man goes home to his 10 year high school reunion and the girl he left behind. Nothing serious here, just a… More
Dan Schultz
An entertaining if completely forgettable and too cute take of an assassin (John Cusack) who comes home to attend his high school reunion, and along the way he… More
Spencer S.
This sick, twisted little comedy is sweet in many ways and yet demented in all the ways that matter. The premise revolves around John Cusack as a hit man (so… More
xGary Xx
Professional contract killer Martin Blank decides to stop off at his high school reunion while out on a job and rekindles an old flame in the shape of Minnie… More