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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
    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
    The Vow is agreeable enough. It may be puddin'-headed but it's not soul-crushing.
  3. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Feb 9, 2012
    It's pleasant enough as a date movie, but that's all.
  4. Reviewed by: R. Kurt Osenlund
    Feb 9, 2012
    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
    Credit the appealingly paired McAdams and Tatum for making this Valentine's-month hokum watchable.
  6. Reviewed by: A.O. Scott
    Feb 9, 2012
    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
    Even viewers who are an easy touch for romance movies will find this heavy-handed.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 34
  2. Negative: 9 out of 34
  1. Feb 10, 2012
    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
    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. Jun 19, 2014
    The Vow is a enjoyable half hearted story that take full advantage of the cast, while providing us with a standard Romance movie. Channing Tatum is the driving force in this movie, the surprising good plot twist will leave you intrigued enough to conquer the movie. All in all i would recommended a try. Expand
  4. Feb 22, 2012
    The whole movie was great all the way up to the end... It was so close to being a great film, then is just fell short. Was disappointing. Similar ending feeling to The Break Up. Expand
  5. Mar 4, 2012
    The Vow had a good plot going, but the middle was horrible. The ending sucked. They just left you hanging. I wish it was directed differently. The previews looked better than the actual movie. I would only pay to see this movie if there is absolutely nothing else that interests you to see. Expand
  6. Sep 22, 2012
    Saccharine dross with an unbelievable fantasy plotline. The wooden acting of Tatum Channing with his relentless monotone and his inability to convey any convincing emotion makes one anxious for the end credits. The pain is certainly dulled and brought into sharp contrast by the competent performance by Rachel Mcadams - who seemed to be ill at ease with the occasionally awkward dialogue. Expand
  7. Jun 13, 2012
    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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