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Year
1991
Runtime
122 min.
Director
Kathryn Bigelow
Genres
Action, Crime, Thriller
Rating *
7.3
Votes *
84,986
Checks
13,574
Favs
603
Dislikes
101
Favs/checks
4.4% (1:23)
Favs/dislikes
6:1
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  1. dpanter's avatar

    dpanter

    You'll never be as cool as Bodhi. 9 years 5 months ago
  2. aussieflickfan's avatar

    aussieflickfan

    Watch this then watch HOT FUZZ immediately after. A great double feature. 9 years 9 months ago
  3. lesbuttz007's avatar

    lesbuttz007

    Point Break deserves a fresh look. The plot and some of the scenes are admittedly ridiculous and have become the butt of many jokes, but it's so much more than that. The film unravels as this wonderfully coherent tale of spiritual corruption, brotherhood, and the desire for freedom. And, of course, there's a heaping of adrenaline-fueled action scenes that weave seamlessly into the story.

    Plus, looking at it 23 years later, it perfectly bridges the gap between 80s/90s crime/action flicks by playing on old tropes (see: John C. McGinley, who is tremendous in a non-winky role) and popularizing new ones (the parkour chase scene, tight pacing/editing).

    Also deserving of special mention is Swayze's hair which was arguably at its stylistic peak.
    6 years 11 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #14 in BBC's The 100 Greatest Films Directed by Women
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  2. This movie ranks #41 in Time Out's The 101 Best Action Movies Ever Made
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  3. This movie ranks #120 in A.V. Club's The New Cult Canon
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  4. This movie ranks #197 in Empire's The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time
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  5. This movie ranks #676 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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  6. This movie ranks #707 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  7. This movie ranks #847 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
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