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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
    80
    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: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Jul 1, 2014
    10
    Grosse Pointe Blank has some awkward moments but it is a fun action-comedy. John Cusack plays an assassin who returns to Grosse Pointe for his high school reunion. Assassins are after him and he reconnects with the girl who he stood up on their prom night. The movie is amusing and the action is well shot including a fight scene with John Cusack. Minnie Driver plays Martin's old girlfriend Debbie and she delivers a fine role. A very funny action-comedy with black humour and clever acting. Expand
  2. Jul 16, 2014
    10
    Grosse Pointe Blank is a clever comedy with John Cusack. The movie has great comedy and action.
    The story also fits the movie because Cusack
    produced the movie and he wanted to be the main
    actor as well. The movie will delight you and whoever you watch it with.
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  3. Jul 16, 2014
    10
    Grosse Pointe Blank is a cool action comedy with John Cusack. The movie has a talented cast and the
    movie is dissimilar from typical action
    comedies. The movie is hilarious and the screenplay is original
    material.
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  4. Mar 26, 2012
    7
    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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