USA Today - 04/11/1997
"...[This] is the kind of quirky, character-driven comedy they don't make much anymore..." -- 3 out of 4 stars
Entertainment Weekly - 04/11/1997
"...GROSSE POINTE BLANK achieves a loose, distinctive comedy rhythm..."
New York Times - 04/11/1997
"...[Cusack's] wary style is perfect here..."
Los Angeles Times - 04/11/1997
"...A wild at heart, anarchic comedy that believes in living dangerously....GROSSE POINTE BLANK manages to be consistently surprising..."
Wall Street Journal - 11/13/2009
"[The film] sustains an impressive level of crazed logic and whirligig energy."
A nihilistically philosophical hit man reluctantly accepts an assignment in Detroit, coinciding with his 10-year high school reunion in the ritzy suburb of Grosse Point, Michigan. While in town, he tries to patch things up with the girlfriend he abandoned on prom night, avoid being killed by an over-zealous competitor's henchmen, and survive his surreal homecoming. A bullet-ridden, darkly comedic tale of self-discovery from star-writer-producer Cusack. Recommended.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
Grosse Pointe Blank
Here's the killer comedy hit that's loaded with outrageous fun! For Martin Blank (John Cusack -- HIGH FIDELITY, SERENDIPITY), a hit man stuck in a career rut, attending his 10-year high school reunion is about the last thing he's in the mood for! But when the prospects of rekindling an old flame (Minnie Driver -- GOOD WILL HUNTING) and pulling off one final job convince him to go, things are looking up ... that is, until Martin's arch rival (Dan Aykroyd) shows up aiming to blow the competition away! For hilarious comedy entertainment that's packed with action, GROSSE POINTE BLANK is a surefire knockout!