Point Blank (Classic Tuesdays)

John Boorman, US, 1967

Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, Keenan Wynn Rated 18 Run time 92 mins

John Boorman’s neo-noir masterpiece owes much to European influences, with critics noting the influence of Resnais behind the film’s time-lapses and possible dream setting, but Godard’s Alphaville offers a more rewarding comparison. Double-crossed and left to die, Walker (Marvin) comes back from the dead to claim his share of the money from the Organisation only to become increasingly puzzled and frustrated when he finds there is none. An absolute classic.

92% – Rotten Tomatoes

7.3 / 10 – IMDB

” it is difficult to think of an actor better suited to portray Point Blank’s Walker — a relentless agent of death prepared to take on an entire organised crime syndicate if necessary to get the money he believes he is owed.”

Point Blank Review – Empire