Johnny Utah (Reeves) is a Special Agent for the FBI. Utah gets partnered with Angelo Pappas (Gary Busey) an experienced agent who is more than committed to his work. The two are asked to investigate the number of robberies committed by a group called the Ex-Presidents, who wears masks of Presidents Reagen, Nixon, Carter and Johnson for their robberies. Pappas has a theory that the Ex-Presidents are a group of surfers, and asks for Utah to go undercover as a surfer. The problem is, Utah couldn't surf to save his life. That plus the two continuously being hassled by unpleasant and rough Agent Harp (McGinley). With the help of Tyler (Petty) a competent female surfer, Utah begins to gain the respect of local surfer Bodhi (Swayze) and his group. Utah forms a close bond with Bodhi, but the relationship between Utah and Bodhi becomes limited when Utah suspects that Bodhi and his group are the Ex-Presidents. (official distributor synopsis)


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English Surfing, skydiving, sunbathing on the beach, or improving one's body at the gym is somehow lost on me, and if Kathryn Bigelow portrays attractive muscle men and their carefree lifestyle, I understand that not only can many female viewers, but also male viewers, be enthralled by their approach to life and enjoying themselves. However, I simply don't find it appealing. I didn't like the characters and their value system, and the story itself didn't captivate me either. Overall impression: 40%. ()


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English Kathryn Bigelow simply has a knack for making films where guys are tough, and you'd want to be like them. Or at least you enjoy watching their fates unfold. Patrick Swayze has incredible charisma here and easily overshadows Keanu Reeves, although Keanu really tries not to just be a sidekick. I was pleased to see Gary Busey in a positive role. ()



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English Point Break has one enormous advantage over the overwhelming majority of similar films, we truly believe in lines and toughness of the main characters. So, the talk of the extraordinary secrets of the sea and the idea that one can be above the law does not sound like silly nonsense from a teenage soap opera, but becomes unforgettable, especially when they come from the mouth of Patrick Swayze. The action itself is incredibly rough and raw, and the film has a thrilling pace. It's not just about pretty faces, this film is a politically incorrect, adrenaline-fueled, breathtaking ride overflowing with testosterone. ()


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English The film that kick-started Keanu Reeves’ illustrious career. A police thriller that takes place in an attractive surfing environment. The pace speeds up only in the last third, as everything that happens before is about getting to know the characters. Their relationships are well-developed, although today they seem a bit cliché. The last third, however, is surprising with unpredictable twists and its skydiving scenes complement the surfing ones in creating the pleasant poetics of a free lifestyle (which defines the characters of the film). The ending adds a bit of depth, but it was obviously added as an afterthought half a year after the film was originally completed. What is hard to swallow in this film today is Mark Isham’s terrible “action” music (a motif-free mess of percussion), which makes one realize how dramatically Hans Zimmer and his disciples changed the face of Hollywood action-movie music. ()


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English Definitely an action classic in its day, but this film hasn't really struck me much nowadays. Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze are great, the action is pretty decent, but I wasn't impressed with the surfing thing, I wouldn't mix that into the action genre at all. 65% ()

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