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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79%
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87%

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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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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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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

For John Cusack lovers, "Grosse Pointe Blank" is one of his best, an engaging showcase for his droll demeanor and a seamless blend of comedy and action. It's light entertainment, in spite of the body count.

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Leonard Klady
Variety

Cusack is charming and assured in the film.

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Betsy Bozdech
Common Sense Media

Quirky mix of laughs, romance, strong violence.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Silly black comedy fires a blank.

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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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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

With its darkly comic sensibilities and morally flawed protagonists, this won't be to everyone's taste, but those who can get on its wavelength will appreciate the savory witticisms and dryly acute observations.

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Daniel Etherington
Film4

One of the true delights of 1990s American cinema.

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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