"Breaking Point" is a dramatic tale of corruption and self-realization, in which one man has to overcome a deep seeded conspiracy and his own lingering past in order to gain the redemption ... See full summary »
"Breaking Point" is a dramatic tale of corruption and self-realization, in which one man has to overcome a deep seeded conspiracy and his own lingering past in order to gain the redemption he desires. Steven Luisi (Tom Berenger), a once prominent criminal defense attorney is attempting to come back to the profession after a struggle with drug addiction and a family tragedy. Steven stumbles into a complex, high profile murder case. Against his better judgment, he takes on the case that will eventually lead him down a path that brings him face to face with his own demons. While trying to solve the case Steven teams up with an ex-athlete turned gang member, Richard "Beanz" Allen. The two develop a fast friendship. Together they seek to reveal the truth and bring about justice in the court and on the street. Steven and Allen go head to head with the murderous Bowen (Busta Rhymes), a vicious Gang leader and Steven's old drug dealer. With Allen's help, Steven discovers that there are deep ... Written by
I couldn't resist the thought of Busta Rhymes, Armand Assante, and Tom Berenger all acting in the same movie, so I just had to rent it.
I found the plot of the film pretty confusing, so pardon me if I describe something incorrectly. Berenger plays a cocaine-addicted attorney who has a beef with the D.A., played by Assante. Busta Rhymes, meanwhile, is a tough-guy gangster who has a thug (Sticky Fingaz) that seems to be working to stop him. If I could get more specific, I would.
Like I said, the plot was confusing. I didn't understand how the two stories came together, but I was interested nonetheless. The plot was compelling, and the characters made it worth watching.
The acting was remarkably good. Berenger does a really great job, I cared about his character and found him the most interesting of the group. Busta turns in a very good performance as a total scumbag. He was definitely hateable. Sticky Fingaz and Armand Assante round out the main cast, with equally memorable roles.
Ultimately "Breaking Point" was a bit confusing but compelling. You'll like it if you don't go in expecting too much.
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