Rent Point Blank (2010)

3.4 of 5 from 94 ratings
1h 21min
Rent Point Blank (aka À Bout Portant) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
  • General info
  • Available formats
Synopsis:
From acclaimed writer/director Fred Cavaye, comes an all out adrenaline fuelled action thriller about a man on the run (Gilles Lelouche), desperately trying to save his wife in a race against time. With the clock ticking, he must use all necessary force to rescue his wife (Elena Anaya) from her brutal kidnappers. Helped by a violent criminal (Roschdy Zem), his life soon descends into series of bloody battles, in a world where no-one is quite what they seem and you face the stark choice every second... run, fight or die.
Actors:
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Directors:
Producers:
Cyril Colbeau-Justin, Jean-Baptiste Dupont
Voiced By:
Robin De Lano
Writers:
Fred Cavayé, Guillaume Lemans
Aka:
À Bout Portant
Studio:
Sony
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Thrillers
Countries:
France, Action & Adventure, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
03/10/2011
Run Time:
81 minutes
Languages:
English, French
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Making of Documentary (50 Minutes)
  • Photo Gallery
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
03/10/2011
Run Time:
81 minutes
Languages:
Dubbed, English, French
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Making of Documentary (50 Minutes)
  • Photo Gallery
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

Rent other films like Point Blank

Reviews of Point Blank

Currently there are no reviews for this title

Critic review

Point Blank (aka À Bout Portant) review by Alyse Garner - Cinema Paradiso

Point Blank is a French language thriller with both the classic tropes of the genre and an unexpected turn on the stereotype; a male nurse in a hospital, who until now has lead a perfectly normal life and is expecting a child with his wife, finds himself embroiled in a conspiracy when he saves the life of a patient who had been hit by a motorbike whilst on the run from a group of hit men.

The movie was directed by Fred Cavaye, the director of the French original Por Elle (Anything for Her) which was remade by Hollywood into the inadequate The Next Three Days with Russell Crowe. As with Cavaye’s original Por Elle, Point Blank is a smart, dark and distinctly European thriller.

The start of the film leads, as one would expect, to the kidnapping of Gilles Lellouche’s (the nurse) wife after his involvement with the man at the hospital. At first Lellouche cooperates with the kidnappers but soon finds he is in way over his head. This is where the film turns its back on the typical thriller tropes. Lellouche enlists the help of a female police detective, however this move only leads to Lellouche and his captive wife becoming little more than pawns in a strange power struggle between the police and the kidnappers.

The movie is non-stop and unexpected, yet without being relentless or over enthusiastic with it’s own potential. It is as entertaining and enjoyable as one would want, however it misses out on the opportunity to be truly great simply by over indulging in some of the more Hollywood action tropes of the genre, with extended car chases and minimal character development.

Help & support

Find answers to frequently asked questions and contact us should you need to

How It Works

See prices and levels and find out how Cinema Paradiso service works

Friends for Films

Invite your friends to join and get free subscription each month