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Point of No Return (1993)

Director:
John Badham
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Thriller/Action
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Kodenavn Nina
RUNNING TIME
101 minutes
Producer:
Art Linson
D. J. Caruso
Screenwriter:
Robert Getchell
Alexandra Seros


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Maggie/Claudia/Nina Bridget Fonda
Bob Gabriel Byrne
J.P. Dermot Mulroney
Amanda Anne Bancroft
Victor Harvey Keitel
Kaufman Miguel Ferrer
Angela Olivia d'Abo
Fahd Bakhtiar Richard Romanus
Drugstore owner Geoffrey Lewis
Big Stan Michael Rapaport

 

Review

A spirited performance by Bridget Fonda keeps this somewhat awkward remake of Luc Besson's Nikita watchable and at times enjoyable. Unfortunately, John Badham's direction is clumsy, especially in the many overdone action-sequences, and what could have been a poignant story therefore turns into rather shallow pulp fiction. The many below-par performances by well-known actors giving it their semi-best in stereotypical parts don't help the case either. Also know as The Assassin.

Copyright 19.10.2014 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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