Film | Point Break – Review

Point Break
Point Break (1991)

Plot – An F.B.I. Agent goes undercover to catch a gang of surfers who may be bank robbers – Point Break

Director – Kathryn Bigelow

Starring – Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey

Genre – Action | Crime | Thriller

Released – 1991

The 90s were a great time for action films, with many becoming cult classics over years since. This was the decade when directors perfected the art of big-budget action sequences, filled with explosive practical special effects and some high-octane stunt work, all of which are thoroughly demonstrated in Kathryn Bigelow’s Point Break.

Point Break (1991)

Delivering an enormous amount of thrills and excitement, Point Break also benefits from a certain level of originality that separates it from the many Die Hard knock-offs that came out around the same time. Boasting a complex screenplay and irresistibly action-packed stunt work, you can’t help but get swept up in the amazing action sequences, while the thrilling cat-and-mouse between Jonny (Reeves) and Bodhi (Swayze), grabs your attention and refuses to let go. Reeves is truly fantastic as undercover FBI agent Jonny Utah, taking the leap into a more adult role with relative ease and forming undeniable chemistry with the much more experienced and equally impressive Patrick Swayze.

POINT BREAK, 1991, bank robbers in presidential masks: Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Johnson. TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved..

Certainty one of Kathryn Bigelow’s best movies, Point Break is the perfect example of a 90s action done right, an adrenaline-fuelled plot filled with over-the-top action sequences and charming performances all round. But most importantly, without this movie, Keanu Reeves may never have become the action star we know and love today.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

If you liked: Cliffhanger, Speed, Days of Thunder


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