A ferociously sexy fever dream of fragmented memories, POINT BLANK is 60s post-modernism dressed up as crime film. Possibly an inspiration for The Terminator, Lee Marvin's Walker is a specter with no feeling or human trace, except the mission to recover exactly $93,000. If cinema's power lies in the bending of time, Boorman like Resnais coerces multitudinous interpretations in this mesmerizing, extraordinary work.
One of the most visually stunning crime films of the 1960's. Beautifully composed frames, many using Modern Architectural elements as the basis to frame the composition, in a way that really makes this an artistic statement and in a way, even a document, at the same time being a hard-hitting crime picture. Also a number of images are psychedelic-influenced. Family Movie Day, 7 Aug 2017, projected in 1080p. 4.4 stars.
Considéré comme un indéniable chef-d'oeuvre du film noir américain, la réalisation mérite, un demi siècle plus tard, les mêmes éloges dithyrambiques qu'à l'époque de sa sortie et nous permet de focaliser notre attention, un peu moins sur la brutale violence vengeresse du personnage, mais bien plus sur celle, intime et psychique qui ronge le personnage de Lee Marvin. www.cinefiches.com
"You're a very bad man, Walker, a very destructive man!" Lee Marvin is an unstoppable force striding through Point Blank hell bent on revenge. The surreal flashes coupled with the unshakable air of detachment make the film a strange, chilling thrill to watch. Marvin is like the High Plains Drifter haunting a world that's outgrown him, where big business & bureaucracy are the villains and action heroes don't exist.
A genuine masterpiece. Dazzling, gritty, dreamlike. Shot with a menacingly aggressive swagger which is skilfully complemented with stark brutalism and a cool stylish visual flair. There is always beauty to be found in the narrative's poetic minimalism, visual composition and the beautifully understated downbeat performances.