Point of No Return (The Assassin)
Point of No Return (The Assassin) (1993)

An outwardly faithful remake of Besson's La Femme Nikita, but with a new focus on action and violence, Point of No Return tells the story of a drug-addicted young beauty on a fast track to oblivion who is arrested and forced to choose… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 19, 1993
DVD Release Date: August 19, 2003
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Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

It's by no means awful, but I won't re-watch it any time soon, unless I intend to gawk at Bridget Fonda.

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Carlo Cavagna

Totally unnecessary, sterile remake of LA FEMME NIKITA.

Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Fonda looks great in that little black cocktail dress, but this studio remake robs the terrific original of its soul.

Rob Gonsalves

Hollywood, in its infinite wisdom, figures it can make better American pulp than the French can. As it turns out, Hollywood is right.

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

bah. rent the French original

Bob Grimm
Las Vegas Mercury

Bridget looks great, but the film is hackneyed.

Michael Dequina

A remake faithful to the film upon which it is based and an intelligent, thrilling action film with a real story and solid acting.

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Brian Mckay

An okay remake of the better LA FEMME NIKITA. Captures the spirit, but not the intensity.

Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Point of No Return is violent, loud, profane, angry, nasty and, in terms of its plot, often quite ridiculous. In other words, it has all the makings of a box office hit.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
I was a sucker for Fonda her. But this was actually a decent american version of the awesome french la femme nikita. Gabriel Bryne is awesome in this version.
Conner Rainwater
Point of No Return is a prime example of a remake that exists for no reason. It's literally a carbon copy of the original, but set in the US. Even the… More
Thomas Bowler
Some great OTT set pieces with strong performances from Fonda, Keitel and Byrne, but not quite as affecting as it wants to be and severely dated. Full review… More
Red Lats
American version of La Femme Nikita. It has been a while since I've seen the Nikita series, so I can't do a lot of comparing. The story is somewhat… More
Phil Hubbs
Even though its regarded as a poor remake of the original french film, this is still a good action film. Fonda is supremely sexy as 'Nina' the woman… More
Michael Gildea
Fucking painful! Keitel as the cleaner was the only high point. It reminds me why the early 90s were awful.