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  • Summary: A newlywed couple recovers from a car accident that puts the wife in a coma. Waking up with with severe memory loss, her husband endeavors to win her heart again. (Sony Pictures)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 28
  2. Negative: 4 out of 28
  1. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Feb 15, 2012
    75
    The Vow is not exactly a woman's picture. It's more about how a man falls in love, loses his love and gives up everything in life to focus on regaining his love. Maybe it's a woman's picture from a male point of view. However you slice it, it's a welcome loaf-far from perfect, but as filling as a home-cooked meal.
  2. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Feb 9, 2012
    63
    The Vow is agreeable enough. It may be puddin'-headed but it's not soul-crushing.
  3. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Feb 9, 2012
    63
    It's pleasant enough as a date movie, but that's all.
  4. Reviewed by: R. Kurt Osenlund
    Feb 9, 2012
    50
    Very fortunately, there's an alternate universe swirling in the eye of The Vow's synthetic storm, a place occupied only by Tatum and McAdams, where the link between them cuts down the filmmakers' bad instincts.
  5. Reviewed by: Keith Uhlich
    Feb 13, 2012
    40
    Credit the appealingly paired McAdams and Tatum for making this Valentine's-month hokum watchable.
  6. Reviewed by: A.O. Scott
    Feb 9, 2012
    40
    When they are on the screen together here, there is enough physical charm and emotional warmth to distract from the threadbare setting and the paper-thin plot. But those defects ultimately get in the way of the stars and leave you wondering: Is this a romance about neurological impairment or a neurologically impaired romance?
  7. Reviewed by: Louis B. Parks
    Feb 9, 2012
    25
    Even viewers who are an easy touch for romance movies will find this heavy-handed.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 33
  2. Negative: 9 out of 33
  1. Feb 10, 2012
    10
    Love it, a beautiful story an great acting, Channing tatum has become a good actor. Rachael Mcadams is perfect for this movie. One of the best Valentine Day Movie. This movie made people the the movie theater laugh and cry. Guys take your women to see this movie. Channing Tatum's character (Leo) is trying too woo back the of his life after a car accident take took the memory of his new wife Rachel Mcadams (Paige). She lost the last five year of memory, before she met Leo and when she was egaged too another men, so she now don't know Leo. The movie is told from the perspection of Leo, who now have to deal with her estange family and ex boyfriend. Expand
  2. Feb 12, 2012
    9
    This was a wonderful and inspiring movie of man's perseverance in fighting for what makes life worth living. Slightly predictable, just like most love stories, but overall a great performance by two wonderful actors. This is what it's all about. Expand
  3. Feb 12, 2012
    7
    I was obviously dragged into this movie because of my girlfriends choice, and i didn't care to see this film at all. I knew and everybody else knows what your getting into when you see this movie. The thing is, i actually enjoyed it. It was cheesy, it was sappy, but it was enjoyable. I know im sounding cheesy myself when i say this but it really made my heart hurt when i saw each other their strrugles through the tragedy and the pain of the loss of her memory, and of course, the ending is predictable yet not exactly the way you think it would end. You might love this movie, or you might hate it. Its hard to tell, but i know that i enjoyed myself and im a 19 year old guy. 6.5/10 Expand
  4. Feb 24, 2012
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The Vow is a sweet film that reminds us of how one falls in love and how one actually can pursue and hold onto love when it appears lost forever. It was an inspirational film, touching and cute. However, it was lacking a strong core, a center to define pure love which is ever present in the real life couple's story that this movie was based on. We do catch a glimpse of this in another couple's relationship in the movie, which only has survived against all odds. However, the biggest upset of this film is that it doesn't even hold true to it's title. If it had, it would have been a breath of fresh air in comparison to all the typical Hollywood adaptations of juvenile fantasy that is sold under the name "romance"; those culminations of high school daydreams that are ever predictable and unrealistic. Don't get me wrong. The Vow was okay, but it could have been ten times better if Hollywood hadn't dumbed it down to make it 'Hollywood' correct. Sometimes the center of a story, however controversial it may be, just can't be replaced, especially by adequate actors and good cinematography. Expand
  5. Feb 10, 2012
    5
    It's a fun date movie, that's all. Sometimes it captures your emotions, sometimes it fails. Overall, it's a good sappy romantic movie for a cold night
  6. Apr 10, 2012
    3
    This movie has a good story line, but the way it was told and portrayed in the movie was really bad. It didn't attract me even one bit and I literally had to force myself to finish the movie & get touched by it. The acting & script was a little bad too. I admire Channing Tatum & Rachel Mcadams(especially) but their performances here were weak! It was not believable enough. This movie could have been a combination of happy, sad, tragic, & funny but unfortunately, the movie didn't quite sum up to all that. I must say, a very boring movie. But I like how it is based on a true story, which is why it should be told classically. Expand
  7. Jun 13, 2012
    1
    Really?? There was no need to undress Channing Tatum every scene. It is impossible for this fact-based, with a movie so unreal. There was no chemistry between the lead actors. Expand

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