A nurse and a career criminal are forced to work together to take down
a ring of corrupt cops threatening the lives of both of their families.
Point Blank (2019)
Directed by Joe Lynch
Written by Adam G. Simon
Starring Frank Grillo, Anthony Mackie, Marcia Gay Harden,
Teyonah Parris, Boris McGiver, Christian Cooke, Markice Moore
Remake of 2010's Point Blank
Man, does Joe Lynch know how to make simple, fun, entertaining movies. Is Point Blank wholly original? No, I’ve seen this a thousand times before. But, is it well cast and a hell of a good time? Oh, yeah it is. Considering the hit or miss quality of Netflix films, I was initially unsure when I heard this was going to the streaming platform. Luckily, it turned out to be one of their better movies. One which I would actually like a sequel to. If only for the great pairing of the two leads. The action and humor also help a lot.
Frank Grillo and Anthony Mackie are the two leads who we follow through this adventure. Like any good buddy action movie, the chemistry between your two leads goes a long way to the film being entertaining. Point Blank doesn’t forget that. Grillo and Mackie (both veterans of the MCU) have considerable chemistry together. Their banter between each other is both engaging and hilarious. I hope they get more chances to work like this again. The rest of the cast doesn’t fall behind. Marcia Gay Harden, as to be expected, does a great job as the lead cop on the case. The other part where this movie shines is the humor and action. As mentioned, the characters lend a hand in the film’s funnier moments. They also handle themselves well in the action scenes. Of which, there are plenty.
Point Blank is another fun, entertaining movie to add to Joe Lynch’s filmography. The pace is great, the action is constant, and the humor is on point. And it has the distinction of being one of Netflix’s better movie offering. Whatever Lynch has up sleeve next, I look forward to it. Just have to keep my ears open for news on his podcast with Adam Green, The Movie Crypt.