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Movie Review – Point Break (2016)

3 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Point Break, 2016.

Directed by Ericson Core.

Starring Édgar Ramírez, Luke Bracey, Ray Winstone, Teresa Palmer and Delroy Lindo.

Synopsis:

A young FBI agent infiltrates a group of athletes he believes is responsible for a series of intricate robberies around the world.

Many of us have fond memories of Kathryn Bigelow’s 1991 thriller-slash-bromance (not least Edgar Wright, who lovingly lampooned it in 2007’s Hot Fuzz), but it’s hard to imagine this uninspired remake evoking that same sense of nostalgia for anyone in 15 years time. Admittedly, if you’re looking for a slice of disposable Friday night entertainment, you could do a lot worse, but if you’re looking for anything more substantial or satisfying than that, you will be left disappointed.

While this remake mostly sticks to the arc of the original film, there are a few minor tweaks. In this film, Johnny Utah starts off as an extreme sports athlete, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Point Break review

13 hours ago | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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It's no disaster, but there's still not much point to the remake of Point Break...

Kathryn Bigelow's Point Break was fairly successful when it hit cinemas back in 1991, pitting Keanu Reeves' rookie FBI agent against Patrick Swayze's impossibly cool surfing bank robber in a film that landed with audiences but was largely dismissed by critics.

Its uniquely sensitive spin on macho action movies has led to its reappraisal as a cult classic, thus making this remake pretty much inevitable. Few of us would have predicted that director/cinematographer Ericson Core would convert it into an extreme sports movie, but that's one of the only surprises to be had here.

After a tragic accident, former poly-athlete Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey) leaves the adrenaline junkie scene behind and applies to join the FBI. He's still on probation when he discovers that a daring gang of bank »

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Point Break review

13 hours ago | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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It's no disaster, but there's still not much point to the remake of Point Break...

Kathryn Bigelow's Point Break was fairly successful when it hit cinemas back in 1991, pitting Keanu Reeves' rookie FBI agent against Patrick Swayze's impossibly cool surfing bank robber in a film that landed with audiences but was largely dismissed by critics.

Its uniquely sensitive spin on macho action movies has led to its reappraisal as a cult classic, thus making this remake pretty much inevitable. Few of us would have predicted that director/cinematographer Ericson Core would convert it into an extreme sports movie, but that's one of the only surprises to be had here.

After a tragic accident, former poly-athlete Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey) leaves the adrenaline junkie scene behind and applies to join the FBI. He's still on probation when he discovers that a daring gang of bank »

- simonbrew

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Point Break review – an empty rehash

7 February 2016 12:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Even Ray Winstone can’t save this adrenaline-fuelled but shallow remake of Kathryn Bigelow’s 1991 classic

“Have you ever fired your gun up in the air and gone, ‘Aaaaaaaargh!?”’ Nick Frost asks Simon Pegg in Hot Fuzz, referencing an iconic Keanu Reeves moment from Kathryn Bigelow’s 1991 crime-and-surfing classic Point Break. Inevitably, Pegg gets to do just that, replaying the scene to oddly touching comic effect. Now, Luke Bracey gets to do it too, in this adrenaline-fuelled but empty rehash that flies close enough to Bigelow’s movie to remind you how much you’d much rather be watching the original.

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- Mark Kermode Observer film critic

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Emily S. Whitten: Seven Movies for Surviving Snowzilla

26 January 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

This past weekend we here in Washington DC got a lot of snow. Um… “A whole lot of snow”? …Okay, how about, “a metric ton of snow”? Ooh… “The fourth heaviest snowstorm dating to 1884.” There. I think that sums it up nicely.

Given this, I (not even kidding) have not left my home in five days (but I’m still sane! No really, I promise! The purple bunnies in my pantry told me so.) And of course, being a very practical person, since I knew the storm was coming I ensured I was well-stocked with all the necessary items beforehand. But then, around the end of Day 1, as the snowdrifts began inching into the two-foot range on my windowsills, I began to wonder what I would do to entertain myself if the power went out (taking with it, one might assume, the Internet).

“Ah-ha!” I said to myself. “I have »

- Emily S. Whitten

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Recommended Discs & Deals of the Week: ‘Inside Llewyn Davis,’ ‘Straight Outta Compton,’ ‘Gilda,’ and More

19 January 2016 7:06 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best (or most interesting) films one can take home. Note that if you’re looking to support the site, every purchase you make through the links below helps us and is greatly appreciated.

The Diary of a Teenage Girl (Marielle Heller)

Writer-director Marie Heller paints an accurate, honest, and vibrant portrait of her young protagonist, Minnie (Bel Powley), in The Diary of a Teenage Girl. With the use of some beautiful hand-drawn animation, an enlightening and funny narration, and Powley’s versatile performance, this is about as intimate as a subjective picture gets. We experience the world as this young girl does. What’s exciting for Minnie feels truly exciting, and »

- TFS Staff

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Bring the Noise! All Your Favourite Buddy Cop Movies in One Supercut

13 January 2016 7:00 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Point Break or Bad Boys II? L.A. Confidential or Se7en? Everybody has a favourite buddy cop movie, and everybody -- even Elvis Presley! -- has wanted a badge, if only to recreate their favourite scenes from Rush Hour.

To celebrate the buddy cop genre and this weekend's 22 Jump Street, we put together a supercut of all your favourite buddy cop movies, where Starsky & Hutch, the Beverly Hills Cop, and the guys from Hot Fuzz chase cars, crack wise, and get the bad guys. Check it out below, and don't forget to reunite with Jenko (Channing Tatum) and Schmidt (Jonah Hill) as they go to college undercover in this weekend's sequel, 22 Jump Street.

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- Sasha James

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