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Grosse Point Blank - 31/5/2012 5:54:43 PM   
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Anyone else a fan?

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RE: Grosse Point Blank - 31/5/2012 7:01:17 PM   
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Who isn't?! Great film!

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RE: Grosse Point Blank - 1/6/2012 9:00:33 AM   
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Anyone else a fan?




Sure its a great comedy film.

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RE: Grosse Point Blank - 1/6/2012 11:48:16 AM   
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Absolutely love GPB.

-John Cusack has never been better or cooler

-Dan Aykroyd.

-Fantastic dialogue. (Popcorn! conversation at the kwikimart..all of it really)

-Incredible soundtrack (introduced me to Blister in the Sun)

-Refreshingly unique tone to the film. Still as great today as ever. Extemely cool that seem's effortless.

-Very underrated shootout at the end, worthy of any great action film.

-Best reunion ever.

-I think Bourne took lessons on weapon improvisation from a certain locker-pen fight.


Extremely rewatchable, extremely entertaining and extremely great.



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RE: Grosse Point Blank - 1/6/2012 12:02:30 PM   
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Yeah and not to forget it's infinitely quotable.

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RE: Grosse Point Blank - 1/6/2012 2:00:20 PM   
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RE: Grosse Point Blank - 1/6/2012 6:04:49 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: st3veebee

Absolutely love GPB.

-John Cusack has never been better or cooler

-Dan Aykroyd.

-Fantastic dialogue. (Popcorn! conversation at the kwikimart..all of it really)

-Incredible soundtrack (introduced me to Blister in the Sun)

-Refreshingly unique tone to the film. Still as great today as ever. Extemely cool that seem's effortless.

-Very underrated shootout at the end, worthy of any great action film.

-Best reunion ever.

-I think Bourne took lessons on weapon improvisation from a certain locker-pen fight.


Extremely rewatchable, extremely entertaining and extremely great.




Agree with all of these except Dan Ackroyd. I thought he was horribly miscast, and the only bum note in an otherwise great film.

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RE: Grosse Point Blank - 5/6/2012 2:42:00 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: st3veebee

Absolutely love GPB.

-John Cusack has never been better or cooler

-Dan Aykroyd.

-Fantastic dialogue. (Popcorn! conversation at the kwikimart..all of it really)

-Incredible soundtrack (introduced me to Blister in the Sun)

-Refreshingly unique tone to the film. Still as great today as ever. Extemely cool that seem's effortless.

-Very underrated shootout at the end, worthy of any great action film.

-Best reunion ever.

-I think Bourne took lessons on weapon improvisation from a certain locker-pen fight.


Extremely rewatchable, extremely entertaining and extremely great.




Agree with all of these except Dan Ackroyd. I thought he was horribly miscast, and the only bum note in an otherwise great film.



Who would you have cast instead?

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RE: Grosse Point Blank - 10/6/2012 11:57:03 PM   
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Even though this film is far wide of my usual choice of genre I do love it - I thought Dan Ackyroyd was fine, especially as he usually plays the good guy so adds an interesting twist and Minnie Driver and John Cusack are a believeable and cool couple.   Great fun and stimulus for one of the oddest late-night ethics debates I've ever had! 

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RE: Grosse Point Blank - 12/6/2012 3:21:53 PM   
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It has one of the best fight scenes ever.

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RE: Grosse Point Blank - 14/6/2012 11:28:13 AM   
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Great film and a great sound track. I'm a big fan of the three stars as well, Cusack, Driver and Ackroyd. I love little off-beat and original flicks like this.
As a Hitman rom-com it beats movies like Killers or Mr & Mrs Smith hands down.

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RE: Grosse Point Blank - 15/6/2012 9:24:38 AM   
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I watched this again last night, it just gets better with age. Cusack just owns the film and the soundtrack is immense.

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RE: Grosse Point Blank - 15/6/2012 9:43:44 AM   
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I watched it again recently too on Netflix, and I have to say that this and High Fidelity are two Cusack movies that I'll never tire of watching.  Though I should qualify that by pointing out that I mean John, because, frankly, I don't think either movie would be worse off without his sister's over-acting.

Anyway, Grosse Point Blank - superb dialogue, great little touches, brilliant supporting cast (special mention to Alan Arkin as the psychiatrist - "Don't kill anyone!") and, of course, any movie that features the Violent Femmes so prominently in the soundtrack has to be a winner, right?

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RE: Grosse Point Blank - 15/6/2012 10:00:22 AM   
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I watched it again recently too on Netflix, and I have to say that this and High Fidelity are two Cusack movies that I'll never tire of watching.  Though I should qualify that by pointing out that I mean John, because, frankly, I don't think either movie would be worse off without his sister's over-acting.

Anyway, Grosse Point Blank - superb dialogue, great little touches, brilliant supporting cast (special mention to Alan Arkin as the psychiatrist - "Don't kill anyone!") and, of course, any movie that features the Violent Femmes so prominently in the soundtrack has to be a winner, right?


Yeah, pretty much this. I watched Say Anything last night and after it had finished it took me a good 20 minutes of intense deliberation to decide whether to watch this or High Fidelity .

Anyway here's my short review from the Top 100 films I've watched thread.

Grosse Pointe Blank (George Armitage)
My favourite Cusack performance and film. He just exudes cool as Martin Blank, the hitman who's lost his taste for killing following an invite to his school reunion and the reintroduction of a childhood sweetheart into his life. I think this has one of my favourite third acts in any film. The scene where he's confessing his love for Debi whilst killing everyone in sight is just amazing and Dan Ackroyd's death is hilarious (Popcorn!). It also has one of the best fight scenes I've seen. A great film that not even Minnie Driver can ruin. 5


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RE: Grosse Point Blank - 9/7/2012 4:01:38 PM   
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Its very entertaining with a carefully molded mix of comedy, action and romance. The performances are very sweet and the script has many quoteable lines, plus the soundtrack defined that era in indie music.

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RE: Grosse Point Blank - 9/7/2012 5:25:22 PM   
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One of the best films of the '90s.

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