Netflix’s Tough-Guy Thriller ‘Point Blank’ Is a Scattered, Frantic Action Throwback

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Publisher: Thrillist
Date: 2019-07-12T20:37:22Z
Author: Dan Jackson
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Point Blank review ‘ mediocre action thriller remake lands on Netflix

It’s only when the initial escape is out of the way that the engine starts to sputter. The simplicity of the conceit becomes muddied with some rather confusingly etched nonsense involving corrupt cops, an unconvincingly grizzled Marcia Gay Harden as the shotgun-toting detective in hot pursuit and a glaringly obvious plot twist. Director Joe Lynch can’t quite decide what tone to stick with and alternates between unfunny buddy comedy (‘I bet your wife kidnapped herself’ is one of Grillo’s worst quips) and balls-to-the-wall gonzo action movie. Lynch’s background in horror does mean he stages some shock moments of gore with finesse but the action is largely pedestrian and hampered by some ill-fitting 80s music choices.

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Publisher: the Guardian
Date: 2019-07-12T07:01:18.000Z
Author: Benjamin Lee
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Friedkin, Ohio, And Car Washes: Throwing Down With Netflix’s ‘Point Blank’

Anthony Mackie and Frank Grillo follow up Avengers: Endgame with Point Blank, a crime-thriller with a slight comedic edge that remakes the 2010 French film of the same name.

As you’d probably expect, the movie’s central premise had an influence on director of photography, Juan Miguel Azpiroz, who wanted to infuse the picture with a gritty aesthetic that harkens back to a bygone era of filmmaking.

‘I was searching for a noir look. It’s a dark story, dark characters, a thriller with dark cinematography,’ said the cinematographer. ‘But for me, Point Blank is also a buddy movie, [like] one of those great movies we grew up watching in the 80’s like Lethal Weapon or 48 Hours. I wanted to shoot my version of those films and pay homage to them.”

Publisher: Forbes
Date: 2019-07-11
Author: Josh Weiss
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Point Blank: Netflix Release Date, Plot, Cast & Release Date

Stranger Things, Money Heist, and Orange is the New Black aside, there’s plenty of content to look forward to this July. Heading to a Netflix library near you very soon is the action-thriller Point Blank. We have all the information you need to know on the upcoming film including the plot, cast, trailer, and Netflix release date.

Point Blank is an upcoming Netflix Original action-thriller directed by Joe Lynch. The screenplay written by Adam G. Simon is based on the book of the same name by French author Fred Cavay’. Lead actor Frank Grillo also serves as an executive producer alongside Joe Carnahan.

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Publisher: What's on Netflix
Date: 2019-07-03T23:00:42+00:00
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