• 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
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
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com

"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
Matthew Thrift
Little White Lies

Duff beyond words, with some appealing performances wasted.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 1/5

February 9, 2012
Monica Castillo
Boston Phoenix

The film's Nicholas Sparks-style sweet nothings extract as many eye rolls as "aws"; it's a box of cheap chocolates for someone you just met and you're not really sure you care for.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 15, 2012
R. Kurt Osenlund
Slant Magazine

This is a movie whose true romance has virtually nothing to do with the movie itself.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

February 9, 2012
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
Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
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Most of the time it plays like the movie adaptation of a Land's End catalogue, making monogamy seem essential by associating it with high-end interior design.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

February 9, 2012
Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
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It's a shame things are so black and white, because the movie has more promise - and more laughs - than trailers suggest.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2/4

February 10, 2012
James O'Brien
Daily Mail [UK]

Neither as formulaic nor as predictable as its constituent parts may suggest.

Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK] | Original Score: 2/5

February 16, 2012
Teddy Durgin
Screen It!

People do go to these kinds of flicks for a good cry. And when you don't deliver that and the audience just lumbers out of the theater saying things like "It was nice," you haven't really executed.(Parental Review also available)

Full Review Source: Screen It!

February 10, 2012
Brian Salisbury
Film School Rejects

Thanks Mr. Screenwriter, but I don't need emotional subtitling.

Full Review Source: Film School Rejects | Original Score: C

February 11, 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
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

The profoundly mediocre screenplay was factory-farmed and you can feel the various conflicting drafts grinding up against one another.

Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI) | Original Score: C

February 10, 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
JimmyO
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

This is made for the ladies looking for romance on a Hallmark holiday. It just happens to have a lot more talent than you'd expect from this sort of thing.

Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | Original Score: 5/10

February 12, 2012
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly

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.

Full Review Source: Palo Alto Weekly | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 10, 2012
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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It's pleasant enough as a date movie, but that's all.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 10, 2012
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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This film, with its would-be crowd-pleasing contrivances and rote adherence to formula, offers almost no redeeming characteristics.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 10, 2012
William Goss
Film.com
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More than willing to comfort anyone with a fuzzy grasp on real-world romance that the pretty people will make it through somehow, with no scars too deep.

Full Review Source: Film.com

February 10, 2012

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June 20, 2012
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