Vantage Point

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  • Summary: In Columbia Pictures' action-packed thriller Vantage Point, eight strangers with eight different points of view try to unlock the truth behind an assassination attempt on the president of the United States. Thomas Barnes and Kent Taylor are two Secret Service agents assigned to protectIn Columbia Pictures' action-packed thriller Vantage Point, eight strangers with eight different points of view try to unlock the truth behind an assassination attempt on the president of the United States. Thomas Barnes and Kent Taylor are two Secret Service agents assigned to protect President Ashton at a landmark summit on the global war on terror. When President Ashton is shot moments after his arrival in Spain, chaos ensues and disparate lives collide in the hunt for the assassin. In the crowd is Howard Lewis, an American tourist who thinks he's captured the shooter on his camcorder while videotaping the event for his kids back home. Also there, relaying the historic event to millions of TV viewers across the globe, is American TV news producer Rex Brooks. As they and others reveal their stories, the pieces of the puzzle will fall into place...and it will become apparent that shocking motivations lurk just beneath the surface. (Columbia Pictures) Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 32
  2. Negative: 12 out of 32
  1. Flat-out one of the more exciting and original gut-busters that Hollywood has produced in many a month. It's virtually all action, but the action is never mindless and it is full of marvelous surprises every step of the way.
  2. 70
    Is it art? Not remotely. But, up to the final scenes, it’s a tremendous piece of engineering. After all, the narratives have to synch up visually, which can’t be easy to manage. And the hurtling force of Vantage Point is fun to watch.
  3. Reviewed by: Ryan Stewart
    63
    When Vantage Point is staying with Quaid and Fox as they hunt the suspected assassins (including the arrestingly beautiful Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer) it's a perfectly serviceable thriller with high production values and some better-than-average car chases.
  4. 42
    The loaded cast does what it can with the paper-thin characterizations, but Vantage Point gets hijacked early by its high-concept premise, and it quickly devolves into a by-the-numbers thriller with the numbers out of order.
  5. 38
    By the end, Vantage Point is such a unholy mess of drooling sentiment and sloppy loose ends that you’ll hate yourself for being suckered in.
  6. 30
    Although it was held back by the studio for about a year, someone apparently came to the inevitable conclusion that no amount of ripening time was going to help this gimmicky and ultimately harebrained movie.
  7. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    10
    A 23-minute movie dragged out, via some narrative gimmickry, to a punishing hour and a half.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 93
  2. Negative: 31 out of 93
  1. KalebF.
    Jul 2, 2008
    10
    Very realistic situation of a thriller. Reminds me of Real-life 9/11. Very intelegent way of perception this film has.
  2. RJS.
    Feb 20, 2008
    10
    The movie takes you to a thrilling ride only to take you back again without finishing, leaving you hanging. And when that cycle ends, you are The movie takes you to a thrilling ride only to take you back again without finishing, leaving you hanging. And when that cycle ends, you are blown away. Spectacular action sequences, brilliant editing, relevant plot, though too unrealistic. But it succeeds more than any commercial post 911 film has done, because it immerses you on what the war on terror really is for normal people like us. Expand
  3. CC
    Jan 21, 2009
    8
    I don't get why this movie was panned. I thought I would be bored to tears because of the way it was described by the critics, but I I don't get why this movie was panned. I thought I would be bored to tears because of the way it was described by the critics, but I found it very interesting and entertaining, enough to want to know how it ends. And it does end satisfactorily, which is something I can't say for a lot of movies lately (Spanglish, Be Kind, Rewind, anyone?) Certainly not worse than most action films. Expand
  4. PaulM
    Feb 23, 2008
    6
    There
  5. MiguelJ.
    Mar 2, 2008
    4
    Good concept/Bad execution.
  6. BostonSeven
    Feb 23, 2008
    3
    Car chase scene is not terrible, but movie suffers from a loss of momentum since it replays every 10 minutes or so, each time adding on a bit Car chase scene is not terrible, but movie suffers from a loss of momentum since it replays every 10 minutes or so, each time adding on a bit more. Potential was there, but doesn't live up to the idea. Not worth it. Expand
  7. AndyC.
    Feb 20, 2008
    0
    I am not judging certain aspects, but the motion capture was terrible. In the very first scene I just knew what the rest was going to be I am not judging certain aspects, but the motion capture was terrible. In the very first scene I just knew what the rest was going to be like. Vantage Point lacks on just about everything, and provokes the could-have-been good entertainment. Even sitting their for 1 hour and a half was stressful. My cheeks could not have been more aching, and frustrated. I can stand a long 3 hour movie, but not being able to stand 1hour and a half is ridiculous. This movie is ridiculous, the action was hard to watch, and weak too. I am very disappointed. 0/10 is my average, some might say thats way too low!!! Well trust me, this movie is awful, horrible, and terrible. It was a complete rip-off, with predictable ends, and no mysterious plots, it is obvious what happens. And the twists were not even mind-bending. Sorry if your confused but this movie was weak and terrible. Expand

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