Thanks Mr. Screenwriter, but I don't need emotional subtitling.
| Original Score: C
If you drag your loved one to see it, be advised: you will owe that person big-time.
| Original Score: 2/5
Falling in love all over again...but missing a little magic.
| Original Score: 3/5
The Vow makes the least of its concept, refusing to acknowledge that a love need not be perfect to merit holding on to.
In the very first shot, two deliriously happy young lovebirds -- Leo (Channing Tatum) and Paige (Rachel McAdams) -- exit a movie theater. Don't give us any ideas.
The two stars look dewy and glossy and unexceptional, bound together less by chemistry than by the ministrations of a hard-working costume designer.
| Original Score: D
Not everything in it works, but the lack of reliance on easy answers earns it enough credibility points for a passing grade.
| Original Score: B-
You want to care. You really do. But five writers and director Michael Sucsy just don't give you enough reasons to give a rip about these people.
What a shame that the finished product-which comes after numerous attempts to create an effective screenplay over the past decade-is so lackluster.
If the Adam Sandler/Drew Barrymore chuckler 50 First Dates had been recast as a romantic drama and produced by the Oprah Winfrey Network, The Vow might have been the result.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
The entire plot hinges on an impulsive moment of colossal stupidity.
Predictable romantic drama lacks depth.
Come on, guys; at least cast Clint Howard or someone equally repellant as Leo. Make her work for it a little.
'The Vow' is inspired by a true and wonderful story, but that doesn't make the fictionalized version any less ridiculous.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
There are unintentional echoes of 'Total Recall' in Rachel McAdams' storyline, which I suppose would make Channing Tatum her Kuato.
Can I just listen to 'Unchained Melody,' again?
| Original Score: C plus
Tatum is unusually expressive; Speedman, both hiss-worthy and sympathetic. But McAdams is the real draw.
| Original Score: 3/4
McAdams can turn up the charisma and make (almost) any role grounded and watchable, even multiple ones involving time travel and memory loss. Tatum is like a very handsome steak.
| Original Score: 6.5/10
As usual, Channing Tatum looks sweet and dull and, in most scenes, slightly confused.
| Original Score: 2/4
You want a vow? How about: 'Honey, I swear, if you ever drag me to another piece of Hallmark Hall of Fame schlock selling itself as a bona fide feature, Valentine's Day or not ... it's over.'
| Original Score: 3/10