5.3/10
51,520
224 user 179 critic

Point Break (2015)

Trailer
2:33 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON TV
A young FBI agent infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists.

Director:

Ericson Core

Writers:

Kurt Wimmer (screenplay), Rick King (story) | 5 more credits »
Reviews
Popularity
1,610 ( 418)
3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

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 ... FBI Technician
Edit

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The FBI doesn't train agents to do this See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official Twitter | See more »

Country:

China | Germany | USA | Austria | Italy | Canada

Language:

French | Spanish | English

Release Date:

25 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Punto de quiebre See more »

Filming Locations:

Hall in Tirol, Tirol, Austria See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$105,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,805,000, 27 December 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$28,782,481

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$133,718,711
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Bracey came in to be interviewed with a face made up to look beaten. He explained with a grin that his character had been in a highly choreographed fight with Bodhi, which takes place in an underground fight club in France. See more »

Goofs

28 minutes in the movie, after the night out on the yacht, Pappas is driving Utah around in his SUV (grey VW Touareg).

The shot in town and in the the tunnel shows the front of the car with a German license plate "WI UX 955".

When they arrive at the building, the car has a French registered license plate "QM 645 LC". See more »

Quotes

Bodhi: A tree falls into forest no one puts it on Youtube. Did it really ever happened?
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Daddy's Home/Joy/Point Break (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Take Me Down
Written by 'Michael Hodges'( nm1215246), 'Kayla Morrison'(nm7617374) & 'Gerald Trottman'(nm9238406)
Performed by Genevieve
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


82 of 112 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 224 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed