Point Break


Dir: Kathryn Bigelow
Star: Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze, Gary Busey, Lori Petty

[11] While everything I've seen about this film has concentrated on the surfing 'n' skydiving, this is only a small part of the movie: the rest revolves around FBI agent Reeves going undercover to catch surf-dude and part-time bank robber Swayze (who gets to take his shirt off again - he must have it written into all his contracts). Reeves is good, almost parodying his Bill & Ted persona, but the real highlights are the action sequences, notably the parachuting, an FBI assault on a house and a superbly filmed chase on foot. However,the much touted surfing may have been awe-inspiring in California in July, in London with 5 weeks to Christmas, I kept thinking of 'Old Spice'...

B+


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