Point Blank is an intense thriller, that is exciting and extremely well put together. The film follows a familiar formula, but it has a fresh spin on it, I am sure there will be comparisons to things like Taken or even something like Nick Of Time. It is a film with the high stakes and not much time on the clock to get things done.
Our story begins with a man (who doesn’t look like he was up to anything good) getting hit by a car and ends up in hospital. This is where we meet Samuel (Gilles Lellouche), who is happily married to Nadia (Elena Anaya) and they are expecting their first child. Samuel is on his way to becoming a nurse and works as an orderly at the hospital. This is where he encounters the man from the beginning Sartet (Roschdy Zem), and saves his life from someone trying to finish the job. After this happens, Samuel’s wife is kidnapped and he is told he must help get Sartet out of hospital and the race is on.
The film is complex, because it isn’t just cut and paste, there is more going on throughout the film, and it slowly gets revealed as it goes on. It doesn’t show its hands right away, but instead we’re in Samuel’s shoes and we find out things as he does. There are things to be said here on police corruption, and you’ll understand that as you watch it. I’d rather not reveal too much in fear of heading into spoiler territory. This film is really best seen without knowing too much because it is so much fun and so intense to see it unravel and to put the pieces together along with Samuel.