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Point Break

Point Break

Kathryn Bigelow (1991)

116min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
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.

Summary

An FBI agent infiltrates a Californian surfing gang suspected of carrying out a series of armed robberies wearing masks modelled on former US presidents. However, his loyalties are tested to the limits when he is befriended by the gang's leader. Kathryn Bigelow's thriller, starring Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze, Gary Busey and Lori Petty.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Kathryn Bigelow
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Other Information

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

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