Grosse Pointe Blank

Reunions can be brutal.

Especially if you’re a world-weary assassin mixing business with pleasure, as John Cusack does in this often-hilarious dark comedy.

Back at his old school, which he fled on Prom night, our hit man is stalking a target, while also reconnecting with his former girlfriend, played with great charm by Minnie Driver.

Forced to question his battle-hardened worldview, shaped by stints with the CIA and as a freelance contract killer, Cusack dodges bullets and commitment with equal aplomb.

Backed by a killer supporting cast, the conflicted antihero is light on his feet and lethal with the one-liners.

 

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