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"She is society's worst nightmare, an antisocial misfit convicted of murder and sentenced to die. But a covert government agency may be able to transform her into a sleek, cool-as-ice assassin. Bridget Fonda (Single White Female, Jackie Brown) stars as Maggie in this thriller directed by John Badham (WarGames, Stakeout). Dressed to kill, trained to survive, shes set loose in a deadly world where unexpected romance complicates things even more. Gabriel Byrne, Dermot Mulroney, Anne Bancroft and Harvey Keitel also star.

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  • Actors: Bridget Fonda, Gabriel Byrne, Dermot Mulroney, Anne Bancroft, Harvey Keitel
  • Directors: John Badham
  • Writers: Robert Getchell, Alexandra Seros
  • Producers: Art Linson
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: April 7, 2009
  • Run Time: 109 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (294 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001O7JHV6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,756 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Point of No Return [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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34 of 38 people found the following review helpful By R. Penola on March 5, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
Yes, La Femme Nikita is the real classic. But after repeated viewings on cable, this movie sneaks up on you. For all of its commercial hype and fake glamour, there are guilty pleasures throughout, not the least of which is the emotional core of the relationship between Bridget Fonda and Gabriel Byrne. Dermot Mulroney is also winning in his underwritten role. The wild premise survives the remake, because it is just so compelling and dramatic, and Anne Bancroft steals every scene she appears in. Give it a try, on its own terms.
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33 of 37 people found the following review helpful By pebbles VINE VOICE on January 20, 2007
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Bridget Fonda is outstanding in this role. Good mix of tense action and romance. I have recommended it to several friends and they all love it too. It's even better the 2nd time you watch it. It doesn't get stale.
I also "love Nina".
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71 of 87 people found the following review helpful By Keith Levenberg on April 30, 2000
Format: DVD
Although lacking in some respects compared to the French original (you end up hoping that Bridget as assassin will pulverize her whimpering boyfriend with one of those big, big machine guns), Bridget Fonda as the star and Nina Simone with the soulful soundtrack give this movie the edge over La femme Nikita in at least two important departments. Bridget's performance here amazes me every time I see it--simultaneously believable as a feverishly trained assassin and a tragic hero so cute you just want to reach out and pinch her cheeks. But the highest marks go to the soundtrack. The writers of the adaptation wove in Nina Simone as a motif throughout the movie, well-complemented by 5 Nina songs, including "Feeling Good" and a cover of "Here Comes the Sun" tracked to the "relationship" scenes that /ALMOST/ make you forget how much you'd like Bridget to terminate her relationship with extreme prejudice..... Provides soulful reflection absent from the French original, and worth watching more than a few times for that reason alone. Pretentious naysayers say this remake has gone through the Hollywood ringer, but it's an A+ action-flick-plus-morality-tale spun before Quentin Tarantino made it socially acceptable for PBS-watchers to admit they like 'em. Give it a chance.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 27, 2001
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Well, some of the reviewers of this picture have said the original was better, but I disagree. This is just a fun, fast, exciting picture, with a terrific perfor- mance by Bridget Fonda and an even better script than the original.
Also, the use of Nina Simone's music puts this picture miles ahead of the first one--it makes the music an equivalent of Fonda's soul--the suffering and passion we hear in Nina Simone's music is what's going on in Bridget Fonda's heart. It's a dynamite movie. You will be damned happy you watched it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Deborah YUOH on April 10, 2009
Format: DVD
I think Bridget Fonda does a really good job in this remake of the French movie, "La Femme Nikita". She's very believable in the action scenes and Gabriel Byrne & Harvey Keitel are always great in any movie. I loved seeing Anne Bancroft - she was, as always, superb! The best thing about this movie for me was introducing me to Nina Simone! I had never heard of her before, but when I heard her music (Bridget's character listened to her on her headphones) I had to hear more - I just love Nina's music! Some say the American remakes of foreign films never live up to the original, but I believe this one's worth watching - especially if you've thought women can't handle the tough jobs as well as men.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By N. Gregg on August 14, 2012
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I love this movie!

When I saw this film I did not know it was a remake, and have not seen the original movie.

Bridget Fonda is a filthy ugly drug addict girl on the streets hanging with other drug addicts - they rob a store while she sits there high, and ends up the only one that doesn't get killed in the shootout. She is street tough with good survival instincts and a bad attitude. What many would consider a "garbage" human being - the kind of "trash" you'd prefer not to be part of your world.

After causing considerable trouble during arrest and trial, she is given the death penalty and put to death. However, she awakes to find herself in a type of cell, very much alive and is told that the world thinks she's dead already and they can make that a reality or she can accept this second chance at life and make something of herself - a secret government agent/assin whatever they need her to be. She is their's for life, alive at their whim, to do their bidding.

She is given all manner of education and basically made over into a new person (giving them some rebellion along the way) - off drugs, with some self respect finally. And after a final test (where she is given an assignment to kill someone in public, and then set up to fail escape from the scene alive) she passes the test and makes it back to base alive. She is then told to go off and live on her own and just be ready whenever they decide to assign another job to her.

She gets set up and enough time passes without assignment that she begins to enjoy her freedom and cautiously starts a relationship in the process. Life seems pretty good and then she gets a call - and another assignment and the conflict of who she is and who she want to be is huge.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S.B. Davidson on December 26, 2008
Format: DVD
I think it is wrong to compare 'Point of No Return' to the original French film, 'Nikita'. After all, they are based in two different cultures at different times. That said, 'Point of No Return' is a very entertaining movie. Sure, it isn't a perfect film, but I don't know many that can not be criticized. Overall, it is a good movie. I agree with those who say that Nina Simone adds a lot of depth to the film. I first heard of her music through this film many years ago. What a gift?! That is worth watching the movie in itself. I would recommend this film to anyone.
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