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Vanilla Sky Reviews

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Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
October 30, 2002
A great cast, a decent soundtrack and some memorable scenes make it ultimately worth watching. (But see the original if at all humanly possible.)
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
For all its shortcomings, Vanilla Sky exerts a hypnotic, otherwordly attraction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
September 23, 2002
An interesting failure... in a perverse way, while Vanilla Sky certainly doesn't stand up to Crowe's still-fresh masterwork Almost Famous, it does confirm his directorial prowess.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
September 1, 2002
Its biggest misstep is the talky, explanatory conclusion, which leaves attentive viewers with little to chew on.
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Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
August 17, 2002
An engrossing and tempestous journey into the abyss of the mind.
Gina Carbone
Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
August 10, 2002
Maybe something this surreal needs unknowns to keep it in the ether.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
July 26, 2002
It's intricate, true, yet surprisingly easy to follow.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
July 12, 2002
The ending is anti-climactic not only because the explanation leaves no stone unturned but also because the explanation itself is unsatisfactory.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Paul Salfen
Supercala.com
July 9, 2002
...not the typical flashy blockbuster Tom Cruise fans may have come to expect.
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Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 3, 2002
A mature, intelligent thriller that bends the audience's perceptions and expectations with every scene.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 20, 2002
As the story gets darker and heavier, the film really grabs hold in a powerful way, as long as we can let ourselves be carried along until the complex conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jason Clark
Matinee Magazine
June 14, 2002
There is a certain fascination involved when A-listers go this wrong on a picture, and as a result, the movie becomes a perverse thrill
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
June 10, 2002
[Vanilla Sky] results...[in] a bittersweet outside with a soft and caramel center.
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
June 5, 2002
This jumbled mess drove me to therapy.
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
June 4, 2002
It makes you wonder where 'a cover' ends and karaoke begins.
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 3, 2002
The basic problem of "Vanilla" is not its adherence to the earlier movie, however. It's the stifling air of emotional detachment that hangs over the entire film; next to this, Cruise's similar "Eyes Wide Shut" looks downright heartwarming.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 30, 2002
Vá até a locadora e procure pela versão dirigida por Alejandro Amenábar. Você gastará menos dinheiro e certamente ficará mais satisfeito.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Collin Souter
eFilmCritic.com
May 25, 2002
One of the year's best...after the second or third viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Luis Martinez
Cinenganos
May 20, 2002
Vanilla Sky no es un remake tibio; es una cinta que se nos encaja en los ojos y se nos adentra, rascándonos en lo más profundo de nuestro intelecto.
| Original Score: 8.5/10
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
May 9, 2002
A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. The problem is, the mystery and the enigma are in one movie, and the riddle’s in an entirely different movie.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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