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Point and Shoot (15)


An American sets out with his motorbike to find both adventure and his sense of manhood, leading him on an extraordinary journey he could not have imagined, including fighting in the Libyan Revolution.

The critical consensus

Adventurer, narcissist or both? Marshall Curry’s riveting study of a momma’s boy turned freedom fighter never editorialises, leaving us to decide.

****(*)Philip Kemp, Total Film, 11/01/2015

A strange story that's no less disturbing for its unbalanced telling.

**(*)(*)(*)David Parkinson, Empire Online, 12/01/2015

Some of the footage succeeds in presenting the real dangers VanDyke put himself in, but it’s telling that the most potent moment is the camera-phone video of a blood-drenched Gaddafi being caught by rebels while trying to flee. And it’s footage that neither the filmmaker nor his subject can lay any claim on.

**(*)(*)(*)Brian Donaldson, The List, 12/01/2015

A wannabe American action hero takes up arms in Libya in a sporadically arresting documentary.

**(*)(*)(*)Mark Kermode, The Observer, 18/01/2015

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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