Corey is a cool, aristocratic thief, released from prison on the same day that Vogel, a murderer, escapes from the custody of the patient Mattei, a cat-loving police superintendent. Corey ... See full summary »
The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to pre-revolution 1958 Cuba.
Based on the theme of the individual pitted against the large, impersonal organization. Here the central character is an old-fashioned loner of a gunman embroiled with a large-scale, corporate criminal operation behind a respectable-looking 'front'. Without delving into psychology or motivation, the film places emphasis on action and surface appearances, superbly capturing the glossy, depersonalized feel of a 1967 Los Angeles--a nightmare landscape of concrete, glass and coiling freeways. Written by
This was the first major picture to film on location at Alcatraz Island after the closure of the federal prison in 1963. See more »
When Walker goes to Lynn's apartment the array of magazines on her coffee table shifts wildly from shot to shot. See more »
You're a very bad man, Walker, a very destructive man! Why do you run around doing things like this?
I want my money. I want my $93,000.
$93,000? You threaten a financial structure like this for $93,000? No, Walker, I don't believe you. What do you really want?
I - I really want my money.
Well, I'm not going to give you any money and nobody else is. Don't you understand that?
Who runs things?
Carter and I run things. I run things.
What about Fairfax? Will he pay me?
Fairfax is a man who signs ...
[...] See more »
Tough and brutal, that best describes Boorman's excellent direction. Lee Marvin is perfect as a man who is out for revenge. The story is quite raw, it features flashbacks which haunt the character. The ending sums up the character, but you'll need to see it to find out for yourself. The supporting cast is very good, but this Marvin's baby and he is terrific.
Boorman makes full use of the widescreen frame. Watching in full frame ruins the entire picture. You have only truly seen Point Blank if you've viewed in widescreen.
38 of 47 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?