Point Break (2015) Saturday, 21 September 2019

Point Break (2015)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Mature themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    Doesn't Bodhi well.

  • Starring:

    Édgar Ramírez, Luke Bracey, Ray Winstone, Teresa Palmer, Matias Varela, Clemens Schick, Tobias Santelmann, Max Thieriot

  • Directed by:

    Ericson Core

  • Running time:

    114 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People get shot, shot at, punched, kicked, tackled, kneed, elbowed, near-drowned, near-hit by train. People fall from high ledges/distances. A man jumps through a window; smashed glass. Bank robbery, theft. Explosions, bare-knuckle fighting. Car chases/collisions/rollovers; cars rammed/hit with objects/shot; burning cars; motorcycle accidents. Target practice. Plane hijacking mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody heads, mouths, noses, eyes, faces, cuts, scratches, grazes. Corpse in body bag on stretcher. Dead, staring face covered in blood.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    A couple initiate sex. A man leads a woman away from a party (sex implied). Kissing, flirting, caressing, undressing. Shirtless men, skimpy clothing. Provocative dancing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Two men share a joint. Alcohol (wine, beer, cocktails, spirits). Smoking (cigarettes, joint).

  • LANGUAGE:

    S-words, a-words, son-of-a-b*tch, balls, p*ss. Obscene finger gestures. Religous references (sign of the cross; nirvana mentioned).

  • THEMES:

    FBI operatives, infiltration, extreme sports athletes, poly athletics, spirituality, eco-activism, enlightenment, capitalism, snowboarding, base jumping, skydiving, motorcross, rock-climbing, betrayal, trust, philanthropy, death.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Dead friend (motorcycle accident). Dead parents mentioned. Funeral pyre, avalanche. Planes, helicopters, ocean fish, fur blankets. Spitting. Vertiginous mountain cinematography.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Globetrotting, photogenic, serviceable, thoughtful, silly. Stellar visuals/locations, stunning/impressive stunt work, respectable action sequences, slick/fluid editing, polished technical credits.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Confused, undercooked, nonsensical, inept, humourless, sluggish, low-stakes. Glaring plot holes, forced backstory, overwritten/underdeveloped plot, poor casting, thin/weak character connections, cut-and-paste script.

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