Mixed or average reviews- based on 134 Ratings
Nov 11, 2012This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. The concept was good: show different perspectives of the same event. The problem is that it's unrealistic. Not the attempt on the President, but the terrorists plan would never unfold in such a way. First, the traitor secret service member is becoming cliche. Further, the secret service takes regular polygraphs to ensure loyalty. Second, the single special forces guy who is able to take out secret service control single-handed. The secret service are some of the best trained agents in the world, many of which have special forces training. It's ridiculous to think one guy could kidnap the President. And for some reason, no one was wearing bulletproof vests. Next, the meeting point had to be only a short way from the target so Forest Whitaker could save the little girl, but there is no way a terrorist group would do anything but run as far as possible. Lastly and what was the hardest to believe was that a terrorist who just orchestrated multiple bombings and murders who swerve and endanger his plan when a child stepped in front of his car rather than simply run her down. He most likely just killed a dozen children with bombs, but he hesitates to run another down. It's just not common sense. So while a good premise, terrible terrible execution.… Full Review »
KalebF.Jul 2, 2008Very realistic situation of a thriller. Reminds me of Real-life 9/11. Very intelegent way of perception this film has.
Nov 12, 2013If there’s anything to complain about, besides the script’s occasional dependence on coincidence and unrealistic behavior, it’s that the movie movie’s vantage point gimmick serves no real purpose. It’s there because the script is too lazy to weave all its characters together into one narrative, and not because they’ve thought of some unique and interesting way to tell this story. It works, but Vantage Point would have worked just as well told traditionally, maybe even better. Sure the movie's multiple viewpoint contrivance is just an excuse to get to a car chase, but it's a good car chase.… Full Review »