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  • Summary: In this black comedy, a philosophical hit man (Cusack) reluctantly accepts an assignment in Detroit which coincides with his 10-year high school reunion in the upscale suburb of Grosse Point, Michigan.
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  1. Positive: 23 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. High school reunions should only be this satisfying.
  2. 90
    A hilarious new addition to the wonderfully warped Generation X-Files.
  3. 90
    Smart in a rare way that matters greatly to good contemporary comedy: Like last year's "Flirting With Disaster," its script and direction underplay absurd situations, letting its characters amuse without showing the strains of forced wackiness.
  4. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    It's a killing comedy for people who have learned to stop worrying and love their iden-tity crisis.
  5. This clever and original movie is like a John Hughes comedy for the '90s.
  6. 70
    A slick, mannered and frequently clever comedy.
  7. An unholy mess that becomes steadily more incoherent -- morally, dramatically, and conceptually.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Mar 26, 2012
    To make a film that can be both painfully brutal and extremely funny is impressive if you pull it off but unbearable if they don't. Luckily Grosse Pointe Black is hilarious with a talented cast able to handle the darker elements because believe me, the film is quite dark. The film follows Martin Blank (John Cusack) a professional killer who decides to attend his high school reunion and do a job while he is there. He also hopes to reunite with his ex girlfriend Debbie (Minnie Driver) who he hasn't seen since prom night. Unfortunately for him, several other assassins have followed him to town in hopes of killing him. Cusack is fantastic in him role as he has a sharp tongue and wonderful comic timing, but he also has a menace to his look that makes him convincing. Driver is charming and makes a great lead while being able to shine beside Cusack. It's a real treat of a film with a nice script, an eclectic soundtrack some wonderful performances and some of the most unique deaths ever committed to film. Expand

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