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Screener Squad: Point Blank (2019)

Point Blank Movie Review


Netflix is following the Hollywood model of Americanizing foreign films with this remake of the 2011 French hidden gem Point Blank. Now set in Cincinnati, we follow a nurse named Paul (Anthony Mackie) as he goes about his day-to-day routine tending to his pregnant wife (Teyonah Parris). One day, a mystery patient is brought in who seems to be involved with a murder of the city’s DA. Turns out it’s a man named Abe (Frank Grillo), who is caught up in a conspiracy to rat out dirty cops. This unfortunately leads to Paul’s wife being kidnapped by Abe’s brother and forcing the two of them to team-up in an attempt to be ahead of the detective pursuing them (Marcia Gay Harden) before time runs out. Justin, Shak, Allen, and Bradly decided to watch this movie, knowing that the success rate of foreign film adaptations is pretty slim. Does this one break the trend? Find out here.



STARRING: Anthonie Mackie, Frank Grillo, Marcia Gay Harden, Teyonah Parris

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