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839 Ratings

Vanishing Point

Directed by Richard C. Sarafian
United States, United Kingdom, 1971
Action, Thriller, Cult


Kowalski is the last American hero, a man setting out to prove he can drive from Denver to San Francisco in just fifteen hours. Along the way, while recalling episodes from his past, Kowalski meets an old prospector, a nude woman on a motorcycle, and a blind D.J., who “sees” that danger is ahead…

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Vanishing Point Directed by Richard C. Sarafian

Critics reviews

A paragon of post-hippie malaise, this existential road movie shifts gears restlessly from high-octane action to contemplative counterculture study under the vague aegis of sociopolitical unrest… An emblem from the final era of practical effects, the film is likewise indicative of a generation transitioning from rebellion to conservatism.
January 07, 2015
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Vanishing Point’s action sequences have aged better than its a-man-against-The-Man theme, which feels more pasted-on than Two-Lane’s bone-deep isolation; not for nothing did Quentin Tarantino build Death Proof around an explicit homage to Newman’s iconic vehicle. In a way, Vanishing Point embodies the code by which its protagonist lives: Never slow down, and never get out of the driver’s seat.
May 23, 2013
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