Specifics
USA [1967] - 92m
Genre
Crime, Thriller
Directed by
John Boorman
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Point Blank poster

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July 17, 2021

1.5*/5.0*

Credit where credit is due, Boorman takes a very basic revenge flick and tries to live it up a little. Point Black is a pretty stylized film that deliberately plays around with sound and cinematography to add an extra layer on top. Sadly, I found Boorman's attempt to be pretty weak, distracting even.

The plot is as basic as can be. When Walker tries to help a friend, he's shot in cold blood and left for dead. To make matters worse, Walker's friend takes off with his wife. After he recovers from his injuries, Walker has only one thing on his mind: revenge. For that, he'll have to infiltrate a crime syndicate.

Lee Marvin is a terrible cast and annoys from start to finish, the other actors aren't that much better. Boorman's playfulness is nice in theory, but the execution isn't very impressive and as a result, the pacing is way too slow. As a simple genre film, it's still relatively amusing, but certainly not the film Boorman wanted it to be.