Point Blank
Point Blank (1967)

In this film, Lee Marvin and John Vernon have just swiped a large amount of mob money. As they sit down to divvy up the loot, Vernon pulls out a gun and shoots Marvin. Left for dead, Marvin manages to recover sufficiently to seek revenge.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 30, 1967
DVD Release Date: July 5, 2005
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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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Sean Burns
The ARTery

A dazzling concerto of colors and syncopated sounds in which a bad man briefly returns to the living, and then disappears back into darkness.

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)

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

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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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Philip French
Observer (UK)

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

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Peter Bradshaw

An intriguing, disorientating 60s artefact.

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Robert Martin

It's brutal. It may be 50 years old but it still shocks.

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Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

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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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
Kevin Cookman
Lee Marvin kicks so much ass in this neo-noir, genre bending crime classic.
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 M. Williams
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
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
Daniel Perry
Trippy and creatively-shot adaptation of The Hunter, a pulp novel by Donald E. Westlake that was also the basis for Full Contact (1993) and Payback (1999), not… More

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