Point Break

  • 18
  • Kathryn Bigelow (1991)
  • US
  • 116 min
Point Break
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

Kathryn Bigelow shows that the action adventure is not just the preserve of the lads in this silly but hugely enjoyable thriller. Keanu Reeves plays the young FBI agent who unsurprisingly makes a very convincing surfing dude when he goes under cover to infiltrate a gang, headed by Patrick Swayze, suspected of carrying out a string of audacious bank robberies. Try to ignore the mystical claptrap and concentrate instead on Bigelow's stunningly conceived action set pieces, as well as some exhilarating skydiving and surfing scenes. For Reeves, this proved to be a dry, or more accurately wet, run for Speed, and he acquits himself reasonably well, while Swayze makes a convincing enough villain. The reliable supporting players include Gary Busey, John McGinley and James LeGros.

Plot Summary

Action thriller set among California's surfing community, starring Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves. Novice FBI agent Johnny Utah is assigned with partner Angelo Pappas to track down a gang of four bank robbers, who carry out their raids wearing masks of former American presidents. In the belief that the gang are surfers, Utah goes undercover to learn surfing skills and encounters the mysterious Bodhi.

Cast and crew

Cast

Bodhi
Patrick Swayze
Johnny Utah
Keanu Reeves
Angelo Pappas
Gary Busey
Tyler
Lori Petty
Ben Harp
John C McGinley
Roach
James LeGros
Nathanial
John Philbin
Grommet
Bojesse Christopher
Alvarez
Julian Reyes
Babbit
Daniel Beer
Rosie
Lee Tergesen
Margarita
Galyn Gorg
DEA agent Deets
Tom Sizemore
Tone
Anthony Kiedis

Crew

Director
Kathryn Bigelow

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Violence, swearing, drug abuse, nudity.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate 18
Categories
Drama

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