• 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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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
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
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
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

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

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

February 20, 2012
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

( ... ) a clean-cut, modern drama with an unashamedly old-fashioned emphasis on the nature of true love.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail | Original Score: 3/5

February 19, 2012
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

It's not really cinematic in scale, but it is made with heart and emotionally it should please the target audience of young women - and romantic young men.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

February 16, 2012
Graham Young
Birmingham Post

It's nice to see a romantic drama that absolutely isn't trying to rely on smut or the inexplicable pulling power of an actor like Adam Sandler to get by.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Post | Original Score: 3/5

February 15, 2012
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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The Vow is a welcome antidote to cynicism, and a bracing tonic that proves love hasn't disappeared from the film experience completely.

Full Review Source: New York Observer | Original Score: 3/4

February 14, 2012
Jackie K. Cooper

A movie of more depth than I expected. Love stories always find an audience.

Full Review Source: jackiekcooper.com | Original Score: 7/10

February 14, 2012
Ed Gibbs
The National

The Vow never veers far from its heart-on-sleeve leanings, particularly with Tatum's overbearing voice-over, but McAdams is typically reliable.

Full Review Source: The National | Original Score: 3/5

February 13, 2012


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 | Original Score: 3/5

February 13, 2012
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum

Falling in love all over again...but missing a little magic.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Spectrum | Original Score: 3/5

February 10, 2012
Luke Y. Thompson
E! Online

Not everything in it works, but the lack of reliance on easy answers earns it enough credibility points for a passing grade.

Full Review Source: E! Online | Original Score: B-

February 10, 2012
Joseph M. Amodio
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Tatum is unusually expressive; Speedman, both hiss-worthy and sympathetic. But McAdams is the real draw.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3/4

February 10, 2012
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Happily, The Vow is a good deal sweeter and funnier than it looks.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 10, 2012
Sean O'Connell

As the patient spouse, Tatum has to play frustrated, enamored, short-tempered, amused, and defeated. He's better at some than others, it's true, but he rarely looks lost on screen here.

Full Review Source: Movies.com | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 10, 2012
Sara Stewart
New York Post
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Sucsy works within the trappings of a typical cheesy romance but finds realism in the details and the banter.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

February 10, 2012

Urban Cinefile
June 20, 2012
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