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An unbelievable movie, and deliriously better for it. Keanu Reeves is a hotshot law enforcement dude--Johnny Utah by name--investigating a series of bank robberies in L.A. Four gunmen, disguised in rubber masks of ex-U.S. presidents, have never come close to being caught, but veteran agent Gary Busey has a theory: The bandits are surfers. This prompts the superb line, "The ex-presidents rip off banks to finance the endless summer!" This movie's full of dialogue like that, but instead of sounding ridiculous it creates its own infectious comic-book energy--ride the crest of it and you'll find the film's giddy zone. Patrick Swayze plays Bodhi, zen-master leader of the surfing clan, humming serenely with the wisdom of the waves. (Alarmingly, Swayze also did his own skydiving stunts.) Director Kathryn Bigelow (Strange Days) stages the action sequences with a visceral snap, and clearly has a gift for orchestrating pulp fiction. Though not a huge hit when was first released,Point Breakhas a well-deserved cult reputation thanks to its video afterlife. The film's executive producer is James Cameron, Bigelow's husband at the time.--Robert Horton
Surfs Up Great movie to see some surf. There is plenty of action and the ending is breath taking.
One Of The Best Action Movies Ever Made! I saw this movie back in '91 when I was 8 yrs old and I'm a girl. Does this make me weird? I don't think so. I've loved Keanu Reeves since I saw him in the Disney film Young Again and Patrick Swayze since Dirty Dancing, so when these two paired up I couldn't believe it at the time. And what a pairing it was! Some of the best action sequences I have ever seen are in this film. Who has yet to have their face almost put into a lawnmower or chased a surfin "Ronald Reagan"? No one because Point Break is a one of a kind original! This movie also has some very funny and smart dialogue which most action films lack. If you haven't seen this movie you are missing out on some serious hotness by Mr. Reeves, crazy ass antics by Gary Busey, and an over the top but necessary performance by Patrick Swayze. So what are you waiting for? Go with the wind and get it now!Plot holes the size of Utah So why did he have to make a decision of shooting him or pulling the chute? How about shooting him, dropping the gun and then pulling the chute with the SAME hand? There's poor scriptwriting and then there's this. If you enjoy action/aventure, then it probably won't matter. But if you enjoy solid scriptwriting, you could find much better in this genre even. It was fast-paced and exciting, I'll give it that, but come on.