• PG-13, 1 hr. 44 min.
  • Drama, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Michael Sucsy
    In Theaters:
    Feb 10, 2012 Wide
    On DVD:
    May 8, 2012
  • Sony Pictures


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The Vow Reviews

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Kimber Myers
The Playlist

The film isn't as bad as what it looks like--the Chinatown knockoff equivalent of a Nicholas Sparks movie--but that doesn't mean that those outside the target audience won't find it a painful experience.

Full Review Source: The Playlist | Original Score: C

August 15, 2013

Like a less successful version of The Notebook, this works as an undemanding date movie; just don't expect much more from it.

Full Review Source: Film4

March 4, 2013
Kenneth R. Morefield
Christianity Today

Ultimately the vision of love and marriage that is being presented here is a fairly routine, secular one, that it is love that binds us to a vow and not the other way around.

Full Review Source: Christianity Today | Original Score: 2/4

December 7, 2012
Jeff Beck

"The Vow" might have been a decent film had the filmmakers taken the time to allow the characters to develop, or perhaps even if a better actor was cast in the lead.

Full Review Source: Examiner.com | Original Score: 2/4

September 16, 2012
Kristal Cooper
We Got This Covered

Thankfully The Vow spares us from all of that shakey-camera'd nonsense, but that's about all it spares us from.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 5.5/10

September 15, 2012
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

The Vow presents some fascinating challenges for Leo and Paige, yet without fail the screenplay comes up short in allowing them to overcome the obstacles in their paths.

Full Review Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema | Original Score: C-

August 17, 2012
Jason Best
Movie Talk

The 2004 Adam-Sandler-Drew Barrymore comedy 50 First Dates played retrograde amnesia for laughs, but The Vow, loosely inspired by the experiences of real-life couple Kim and Krickitt Carpenter, aims strictly for the tear ducts.

Full Review Source: Movie Talk

July 17, 2012
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

The film is almost awe-inspiring in its unabashed embrace of a love so all-encompassing that Paige even treasures Leo's flatulence. (Seriously -- she rolls up the car window so the smell won't escape.)

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 11, 2012
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

So full of trite phrases, clichéd moments and uncool coolness (she has a tattoo on her back!), it's mind-wiping. I vow to forgive this movie, just to forget it faster.

Full Review Source: Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

May 10, 2012
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Execution is what really matters in B-movies, and as silly as it sounds, The Vow is a remarkably restrained, sweet little movie that never tugs so hard it becomes annoying.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 87/100

April 29, 2012
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Neither particularly romantic nor comedic, nonetheless represents a middling love story that should suit most of its intended audience relying on the chemistry of its stars.

Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: B

April 16, 2012
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Like a Nicholas Sparks novel with a dash of wit, a hint of edge and a smidgen less sap.

Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 23, 2012
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

One of those 'inspired by a true story' things as concerns its premise, but in reality it feels more 'inspired by Nicholas Sparks.'

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 2/5

March 7, 2012
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire

The story of how Paige and Leo met is riddled with clichés

Full Review Source: Fan The Fire | Original Score: 2/5

March 1, 2012
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...eventually morphs into a seriously tedious little drama...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

February 26, 2012
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)

Oh, was there ever an opportunity here. But it's easier to go the traditional route, I guess, than make waves.

Full Review Source: KWQC-TV (Iowa) | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 25, 2012
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

It gets bogged down in mopey melodrama and never quite recovers.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 24, 2012
Margot Harrison
Seven Days

It's been designed as a female fantasy, a delivery system for bare pecs and caring glances.

Full Review Source: Seven Days | Original Score: 5/10

February 22, 2012
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate

Sweetly syrupy, filled with slick, heart-tugging, tear-jerking sentiment.

Full Review Source: SSG Syndicate | Original Score: 4/10

February 21, 2012
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

... slickly efficient, buoyed by excellent performances ...

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 3/5

February 20, 2012
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