In Los Angeles, a gang of bank robbers who call themselves The Ex-Presidents commit their crimes while wearing masks of Reagan, Carter, Nixon and Johnson. Believing that the members of the gang could be surfers, the F.B.I. sends young agent Johnny Utah to the beach undercover to mix with the surfers and gather information.
So much average
While it doesn't offer any answers, it both thrills and makes you think.
By the time the dramatic fireworks start popping off, each one feels earned.
Kathryn Bigelow, Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves in his first major role. What else to say? A cult movie that inspired many other movies and its special atmosphere still comes through. It is still fresh and enjoyable.
Point break is the quintessential bank robbery movie. Before this movie there were zero to none with films that had a xtreme sports angle to criminal activity. This film has paved the way for a lot of modern day movies and also crime sagas typically with four friends who are close and are also criminals. I first saw it on VHS like when I was 10 years old. This film is 27 years old but it's way ahead of its time. The story especially. It has every angle that now a days shows and movies have these days. Definitely a cult classic .
'Point Break (1991)' is a pretty low-level high-concept movie, clearly spawned from an initial logline of an idea that just sounded 'cool'. The result is a series of successful set-pieces and an overall synopsis much more powerful than the string of story-beats used to connect it all together. There's enough here to raise this above the schlock it could have been, though, including decent direction and above-average performances - a pretty nuanced, and perhaps even career-best, turn from Swayze is the highlight. The break-neck action is confidently crafted and practically punching its way through the screen at all times, and it's really this that keeps you on-board throughout. 7/10
Point Break is an action crime movie directed by Kathryn Bigelow. The title refers to the point in the sea where the waves break allowing people to surf them. That is one of the cornerstones to the movie, surf, but there is much more: romance, crime and sacrifice, which made this film worth screening.A young FBI agent infiltrates a group of surfers he suspects of bank robbing but finds himself more involved than he would like, developing a complex friendship with Bodhi, the leader of the gang and falling in love with Tyler, the girl who taught him to surf. Agent Utah is finally divided between his duty and his emotions when he has to make impossible choices.The action sequences have been handled in a visually arresting manner, still impressive 26 years later, while the romantic scenes, with the dark lighting of the night, are incredibly sweet.This story is perfect for those in need of a dose of action and adrenaline. Johnny Utah, with his ethical questions, never gives up and keeps us in suspense until the real end.