Point Break review
Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves) is a new FBI agent who is guided by Angelo Pappas (Gary Busey). Both try to catch a group of professional bank robbers named Ex-Presidents since they use masks which symbolize their name (former Presidents Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, Lyndon Johnson and Jimmy Carter). Pappas has a theory that the robbers are surfers based on the evidence he gathered. Utah meets surfer girl Tyler Endicott (Lori Petty) and a leader of surfers Bodhi (Patrick Swayze).
The picture had so many ludicrous scenes such as gathering hair from strangers on a beach, not shooting a criminal on the run despite knowing his identity, bringing a surf board in a police station just to name a few. Dialogue was mostly awful though this critic enjoyed a specific line from Bodhi – “Life has a sick sense of humor doesn’t it?” Reeves acting felt forced and John C. McGinley was a bit over the top. Fight scenes were at times laughable though the concept and buddy cop was iconic. Point Break could have been better with improved screenplay and acting, though the soundtrack and cinematography were enjoyable.