Point Break

Release Date: 1991

DVD Release Date: May 22nd, 2001

R |2 hr 2 min

Plot Summary

After a string of bizarre bank robberies in Southern California, with the crooks donning masks of various former presidents, a federal agent, Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves), infiltrates the suspected gang. But this is no ordinary group of robbers. They're surfers -- led by the charismatic Bodhi (Patrick Swayze) -- who are addicted to the rush of thievery. But when Utah falls in love with a female surfer, Tyler (Lori Petty), who is close to the gang, it complicates his sense of duty.

Cast: Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Lori Petty, John C. McGinley, James LeGros, John Philbin, Bojesse Christopher

Director: Kathryn Bigelow

Genres: Action , Thriller

Production Co: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Rivalry , Pursuit , Love interest , Love , 1990s , Police station ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Dave KehrChicago Tribune

    At her best—and even in a hand-me-down project like Point Break—Bigelow is a uniquely talented, uniquely powerful filmmaker. Where the male action directors are still playing with toys-with dolls and models and matte shots-Bigelow has tapped into something primal and strong. She is a sensualist of genius in this most sensual of mediums. show more

  • 70
    Duane ByrgeThe Hollywood Reporter

    In all fairness, this swill's swells are in the action: car chases, foot chases, wipeouts, shootouts, brawls and falls -- and they're terrific. Director Kathryn Bigelow pumps up the action to, indeed, full adrenal dimension. [12 July 1991]

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The plot of Point Blank, summarized, invites parody (rookie agent goes undercover as surfer to catch bank robbers). The result is surprisingly effective. show more

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