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Point Blank (2010)
"À bout portant" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  1 December 2010 (France)
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Samuel Pierret (Gilles Lellouche) is a nurse who saves the wrong guy -- a thief (Roschdy Zem) whose henchmen take Samuel's pregnant wife (Elena Anaya) hostage to force him to spring their ... See full summary »

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Samuel Pierret
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Hugo Sartet
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Commandant Patrick Werner
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Nadia Pierret
Mireille Perrier ...
Commandant Fabre
Claire Pérot ...
Capitaine Anaïs Susini
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Capitaine Vogel
Pierre Benoist ...
Capitaine Mercier
Valérie Dashwood ...
Capitaine Moreau
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Capitaine Mansart
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Capitaine Richert (as Nicky Naude)
Adel Bencherif ...
Luc Sartet
Vincent Colombe ...
Interne de garde
Chems Dahmani ...
Aide-soignant
Grégoire Bonnet ...
Jaffart, chef DPJ
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Samuel Pierret (Gilles Lellouche) is a nurse who saves the wrong guy -- a thief (Roschdy Zem) whose henchmen take Samuel's pregnant wife (Elena Anaya) hostage to force him to spring their boss from the hospital. A race through the subways and streets of Paris ensues, and the body count rises. Can Samuel evade the cops and the criminal underground and deliver his beloved to safety? Written by thewanger

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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rated R for strong violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$41,031 (USA) (29 July 2011)

Gross:

$706,937 (USA) (11 November 2011)
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The name of Auclert is mentioned by the police early on a few times. This was the surname of the main characters in Cavaye's previous film, Pour Elle (Anything For Her). See more »

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When Samuel tries to wake up Hugo, in a shot across the corridor in the renovated hospital floor, a face can be seen on the left behind a door, looking down and talking. (around 19'30") See more »

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In the closing credits, opera singer Renee Fleming's name is misspelled as "Flemming." See more »

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References Diva (1981) See more »

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Wie Todesahnung - O du nein holder Abendstern
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(P) Extraits de "Tannhäuser"
Interprété par Bryn Terfel & Orchestra of Welsh National Opera (as The Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera) (Direction: Gareth Jones)
(P) 2003 Decca Music Group Ltd
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Fast Fun Believable Action
11 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yup, Point Blank is a no lulls, come-atcha action movie made all the more believable by the nice plot and superior script. No superspy here, just an everyman caught up in the wrong place & time.

And yes, there are a few plot twists that I find a bit hard to swallow, but because the protagonist is so compelling & believable, I'll take them without looking back.

I credit the editing on this movie for keeping it surgically precise. There are no breaks or falters, Point Blank keeps building towards it's action climax.

9/10 - Highly Recommended.


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