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2,295 Ratings

Point Break

Directed by Kathryn Bigelow
United States, Japan, 1991
Action, Crime, Thriller


A gang of bank robbers called The Ex-Presidents commit their crimes while wearing masks of Reagan, Carter, Nixon and Johnson. The FBI believes they could be surfers and send young agent Johnny Utah undercover. But then their non-stop adrenaline-fuelled surfer lifestyle starts to suck him in.

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Point Break Directed by Kathryn Bigelow
The film is both an exhilarating feat of adrenaline-junkie action, and a blockbuster that subverts the system from within . . . Bigelow luxuriates in the ecstasy of the surf scenes, the physicality of the male bodies and the sheer liberation of the counter-culture life. She once described Point Break as a “wet western”.
November 14, 2017
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Tyler melts, gets kidnapped wearing only a slip, is increasingly weakened, feminized, and ultimately dismissed before a final chapter that doesn’t even acknowledge her existence. This isn’t the cop-out of a woman director devoted to making men’s films; it’s a coup in Bigelow’s early exploration of men’s love of themselves and one another to the exclusion of any serious involvement with women.
July 13, 2016
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POINT BREAK uses narrative asides to increase the suspense of its crime genre core. Extended explanations of the two worlds are never provided, giving the story the economy of convention to explore itself
October 09, 2009
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