A veteran policeman, Murtaugh, is partnered with a younger, suicidal officer, Riggs. They both have one thing in common: hating working in pairs. Now they must learn to work with one another to stop a gang of drug smugglers.
In the coastal town of Los Angeles, a gang of bank robbers call themselves the ex-presidents. commit their crimes while wearing masks of ex-presidents Reagan, Carter, Nixon and Johnson. The F.B.I. believes that the members of the gang could be surfers and send young agent Johnny Utah undercover at the beach to mix with the surfers and gather information. Utah meets surfer Bodhi and gets drawn into the lifestyle of his new friend. Written by
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Point Break is one of those films that everybody loves, but that nobody
actually talks about all that often. It is a film that if you mention it in
conversation, everyone else around is bound to say how much they enjoyed it.
The film's two main assets are unexpected ones, in the form of the direction
and the script. The direction by Kathryn Bigelow is nothing short of
excellent. Her handling of the action and suspense scenes is exciting and
riveting. The two sky-diving scenes are brilliant as is the foot chase
through the streets (and houses) of the city. The script, by W. Peter Illif,
is also very good and the best thing about the film. The plot is
multi-layered and has an original relationship between the hero and the
villain. The way the story resolves itself and the ultimate resolutions is
excellent, by the standards of most Hollywood action films.
This film deserves to be remembered as one of the better actioners of the
nineties, not up there with Die Hard 2/3 or Speed, but better than 90% of the
action junk made nowadays.
At least this film has a plot.
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