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      Point Break

      1991, Action/Mystery & thriller, 2h 2m

      76 Reviews 100,000+ Ratings

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      Absurd, over-the-top, and often wildly entertaining, Point Break is here to show you that the human spirit is still alive. Read critic reviews

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      Movie Info

      After a string of bizarre bank robberies in Southern California, with the crooks donning masks of various former presidents, a federal agent, Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves), infiltrates the suspected gang. But this is no ordinary group of robbers. They're surfers -- led by the charismatic Bodhi (Patrick Swayze) -- who are addicted to the rush of thievery. But when Utah falls in love with a female surfer, Tyler (Lori Petty), who is close to the gang, it complicates his sense of duty.

      • Rating: R

      • Genre: Action, Mystery & thriller

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Kathryn Bigelow

      • Producer: Peter Abrams, Robert L. Levy

      • Writer: W. Peter Iliff, Kurt Wimmer

      • Release Date (Theaters):  original

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $40.5M

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: 20th Century Fox

      • Production Co: 20th Century Fox

      • Sound Mix: Surround

      Cast & Crew

      Keanu Reeves
      Gary Busey
      Lori Petty
      John C. McGinley
      W. Peter Iliff
      Kurt Wimmer
      James Cameron
      Donald Peterman
      Bert Lovitt
      Howard E. Smith
      Sharon Boyle
      Peter Jamison
      Pamela Marcotte
      Linda Spheeris
      Jason Saville
      Chitra F. Mojtabai

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      • Jul 19, 2017

        As far as undercover cop films go this is pretty good, Yes all the macho cheese is too much at times and Keanu Reeves acting was pretty bad but it's got a pretty fun story with some ok action scenes but it focused too much on the surfing than anything else, The strong cast help things along but a few more twists and turns were needed for this to be a great movie.

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      • May 07, 2016

        "Point Break" captures the thrill and intensity of a 1990's classic. The plot to "Point Break" is a young "Johnny Utah" portrayed by "Keanu Reeves" joins the "F.B.I." and takes on the new case of a group of 4 bank robbers named the "Ex-Presidents. "Utah's" co-worker "Angelo Pappas" portrayed by "Gary Busey" has a theory that the "Ex- Presidents" are surfers. Once knowing this "Utah" goes undercover to find out who the "Ex- Presidents" really are. The movie opens with "Utah" practicing his shooting while mixed with scenes of people surfing. This is a great opening to the film as it shows what the movie is about. Throughout the movie it shows "Utah" and "Pappas" busting big criminals. The action sequences are extremely entertaining to watch, they make it look like "Utah"" is truly about to get hurt. The film's climax is actually disappointing as it is unentertaining due to the unsatisfactory justice of the antagonist. "Keanu Reeves" isn't one of "Hollywood's" best actors; in fact he receives a lot of hate for this. It doesn't feel like "Keanu Reeves" is truly giving one hundred percent to his role as "Utah". "Reeves" gives the audience a calm performance instead of a strong and angry performance, as he should. In past "Mark Isham" has created thrilling and exciting music for his films and "Point Break" is no exception. The late "Donald Peterman" filmed "Point Break" exceptionally using no close ups or shaking the camera. If you are a person who enjoys 1990's Action movies then I recommend you watch "Point Break" as it has a great plot, thrilling scenes mixed with amazing music. Although the movie is not perfect it has some issues, these being an unentertaining climax, a weak performance from "Keanu Reeves" and a weak death. I give 1991's "Point Break" a 7.5/10.

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      • Nov 21, 2015

        Johnny Utah might be the most wildly incompetent FBI agent in the history of cinema but that's part of what makes "Point Break" enjoyable. Yeah, the script is all over the place (that's probably being generous), and yet Bigelow makes it work somehow. As to the much discussed homoeroticism, well I can't claim to know if it was intentional or not but it is certainly there.

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      • Jun 21, 2015

        loved this film and can avoid the cheesiness that circles it. one of the greatest chase scenes on film, you can help but feel annoyed they have decided to remake this.

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