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Point Break (2015)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Sport | 25 December 2015 (USA)
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A young FBI agent infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists.

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Ericson Core

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Kurt Wimmer (screenplay), Rick King (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edgar Ramírez ... Bodhi (as Édgar Ramírez)
Luke Bracey ... Utah
Ray Winstone ... Pappas
Teresa Palmer ... Samsara
Matias Varela ... Grommet
Clemens Schick ... Roach
Tobias Santelmann ... Chowder
Max Thieriot ... Jeff
Delroy Lindo ... Instructor Hall
Nikolai Kinski ... Pascal Al Fariq
Glynis Barber ... FBI - Head of Investigations
Steve Toussaint ... FBI Dept. Director #1
James Le Gros ... FBI Dept. Director #2 (as James LeGros)
Bojesse Christopher ... FBI Dept. Director #3
Ronak Patani Ronak Patani ... FBI Technician
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Storyline

A young FBI agent infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists. Deep undercover, and with his life in danger, he strives to prove these athletes are the architects of the mind-boggling crimes that are devastating the world's financial markets.

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Rated PG-13 for violence, thematic material involving perilous activity, some sexuality, language and drug material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 December 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Hall in Tirol, Tirol, Austria See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$105,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,800,252, 27 December 2015

Gross USA:

$28,782,481

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$133,718,711
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Utah's knuckle tattoos are facing the wrong direction. Normally when a person makes a fist others that look at your fist are supposed to be able to read what is tatted on them. Utah's are upside down, so he is the only person to be able to read it. See more »

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The mountain explosion and subsequent bank robbery are apparently set in Italy and all of the Carabinieri (local military police) is speaking italian, yet almost all vehicles have foreign registration plates. See more »

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Johnny Utah: They believe their moral crusaders working for a greater cause
Pappas: [dismissive] Every criminal believes what he or she is doing is for a higher purpose
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Nonsensical plot accompanied by visual splendor of world's most extreme corners.
3 December 2015 | by quincytheodoreSee all my reviews

Imagine the intense stunts from energy drink commercial or Youtube extreme sport montage while music from Mad Max blares on background. This is where the second coming of Point Break truly excels. When it hits just the right velocity, it's bloody breathtaking. Unfortunately, the narrative is not only poor, it nearly sabotages the movie like a broken parachute.

Story revolves around Utah (Luke Bracey), an FBI trainee as he investigates a series of heists and their connection to a group of athletes led by Bodhi (Édgar Ramírez). As one might expect, it follows the same trail that Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze has placed. The new leads do what they can, although it's better to watch this without comparing, because it certainly doesn't have the same caliber of star or chemistry.

The plot then dives head first into uncharted territory. It's littered with so much "save the planet" preachy acts as the writing struggles to place FBI agent in the hippie nirvana angle. The motivation is just a mess of random vague one-liners, even the on-screen characters are perplexed by it. There's a romance subplot, but this is mainly to show the attractive Teresa Palmer as eye candy for several short scenes.

The movie is actually better when they just show the crazy sequences instead of forcing its lackluster story. It has plethora of impressive feats, from high heaven wingsuit flying, the climb on hazardous urban streets and natural cliffs, to the surfing of gigantic waves. This is the level of stunt choreography xXx and Fast and Furious wish they had.

When camera pans into the right angle and lighting, as the sounds is muffled by throbbing tune of the fast music, Point Break reaches the zenith. It's miles beyond what typical action flick could offer, but sadly it's repeatedly interrupted by the shoddy story, which feels like an excuse to fly across the globe to do random cool tricks.

If viewed only on the grand mix of cinematography and choreography, Point Break is exquisite, this would have been a great documentary of extreme sport. However, as action movie, the story is so pretentious, it simply serves as speed bump to hamper the thrill.


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