Point of No Return

release year: 1993
genre: drama/action
viewing setting: home DVD, 1/26/04

synopsis: Instead of being executed, a violent young drug addict is whisked away to be turned into an assassing for some shady government agency.

impressions: This was a decent movie, but probably not up to par with the original (Luc Besson's La Femme Nikita.) I may be biased because I don't care for Bridget Fonda. There are some good training parts and missions, but I cannot believe that such an agency tolerates, for even one second, uppity behavior from one of its trainees. Fortunately, someone gives a pretty good speech that puts an end to the antics. I guess this is okay if you want a love story mixed in with your assassination action, but I didn't - I just want the action.

things to watch for: When the cleaner shows up to take care of things.

acting: Bridget Fonda does a good job, but it's Gabriel Byrne as her boss/recruiter and Harvey Keitel as the cleaner who are strongest on screen.

final word: Worth seeing, with some good parts.

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