Point Break (2015)

Point Break (2015)

Point Break (2015)

Remake of the 1991 Swayze-Reeves-Bigelow crime drama. An FBI agent infiltrates a gang of extreme sports enthusiasts (surfers aren't extreme enough in the 21st Century) suspected of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists. 

2015Rating: M, Violence and offensive language113 minsUSA
ActionDrama
70%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

What weighs the characters down is not their parachutes or rock-climbing gear, but their sententious First World guilt and bland casting; gone is the free-spirited fun of Kathryn Bigelow's cult-hit original.

0
The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

Basically a cavalcade of extreme sports, but with less drama than a highlight reel.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Nowhere does Mr. Core's film approach the action-movie chops or psychological smarts of Ms. Bigelow's original.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

It could just as easily have been a XXX relaunch or a Fast and Furious episode.

2.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Tedious and overblown - as though the filmmakers were so preoccupied with "updating" the material that they forgot what made it so popular in the first place.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Strips the silly fun and relatively straight-ahead narrative from the original for a humorless, if photogenic spin on extreme crime.

0

Great action flick

I absolutely loved this movie. I hadn't seen the original so I guess I had nothing to compare it to but I was thoroughly entertained. It kept me on the edge of my seat with all of the stunts and I also thought the acting was great. In particular, I thought Bodhi and Utah had a great chemistry together - you could feel how Utah was getting swept under...

4.0
0

won't bother...

I loved the original and was looking forward to this one, but when I heard it wasn't based around surfing, I had my doubts - why fix what ain't broken? Thanks everyone for your reviews - I won't waste my time or my money - will re-watch the original instead..Oh, and Vertical Limit, for a double shot of armchair adrenaline..

0

Why?

For what this pointless remake lacks in writing, character, pacing, acting and humor it makes up for in incredible stunts and solid camerawork (for the most part).

1.0
0

Why?

Lame from start to finish and it took far too long to finish. Not a single worthy performance but in saying that there was little material for any type of actor to work with.

1.0
0

Didn't hate it.

Saw the original about 20x. What it lacks in humour it makes up for in action. Good story what happened in the end so 3 styars and 2 beers is pretty fair.

3.0
0

Point Less.

The first mistake in the creation of an updated 'Point Break' is the startling realisation that Hollywood actually thought that it needed to be made. The second mistake was the enormous amount of money committed to the production of this bland, eco-environmental crime thriller, if in fact that is what it can actually be called. In saying this though, the...

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

What weighs the characters down is not their parachutes or rock-climbing gear, but their sententious First World guilt and bland casting; gone is the free-spirited fun of Kathryn Bigelow's cult-hit original.

0
The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

Basically a cavalcade of extreme sports, but with less drama than a highlight reel.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Nowhere does Mr. Core's film approach the action-movie chops or psychological smarts of Ms. Bigelow's original.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

It could just as easily have been a XXX relaunch or a Fast and Furious episode.

2.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Tedious and overblown - as though the filmmakers were so preoccupied with "updating" the material that they forgot what made it so popular in the first place.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Strips the silly fun and relatively straight-ahead narrative from the original for a humorless, if photogenic spin on extreme crime.

0

Great action flick

I absolutely loved this movie. I hadn't seen the original so I guess I had nothing to compare it to but I was thoroughly entertained. It kept me on the edge of my seat with all of the stunts and I also thought the acting was great. In particular, I thought Bodhi and Utah had a great chemistry together - you could feel how Utah was getting swept under...

4.0
0

won't bother...

I loved the original and was looking forward to this one, but when I heard it wasn't based around surfing, I had my doubts - why fix what ain't broken? Thanks everyone for your reviews - I won't waste my time or my money - will re-watch the original instead..Oh, and Vertical Limit, for a double shot of armchair adrenaline..

0

Why?

For what this pointless remake lacks in writing, character, pacing, acting and humor it makes up for in incredible stunts and solid camerawork (for the most part).

1.0
0

Why?

Lame from start to finish and it took far too long to finish. Not a single worthy performance but in saying that there was little material for any type of actor to work with.

1.0
0

Didn't hate it.

Saw the original about 20x. What it lacks in humour it makes up for in action. Good story what happened in the end so 3 styars and 2 beers is pretty fair.

3.0
0

Point Less.

The first mistake in the creation of an updated 'Point Break' is the startling realisation that Hollywood actually thought that it needed to be made. The second mistake was the enormous amount of money committed to the production of this bland, eco-environmental crime thriller, if in fact that is what it can actually be called. In saying this though, the...

3.0
0