Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Point Break (1991)

Director: Kathryn Bigelow. Cast: Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Lori Petty. 122 min. Rated R. USA/Japan. Crime/Action.

Keanu Reeves must have been living in some limbo between his Bill & Ted's loser persona and the Speed/Matrix action hero ... because his pseudo-macho presence here is soooooo annoying. And the main problem is, his see-through presence is there from the film's very first scene to endure. Kathryn Bigelow's male-oriented buddy movie, with its incredible cinematography and gradual villain development, must have been a giant step forward in the crime genre for its own time - but three decades later, the movie is unable to pack a demonstrable punch, and any redeeming chance is ruined by clammy performances.

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