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Vanilla Sky Reviews

Todd McCarthy
Variety
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October 7, 2008
David Ansen
Newsweek
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March 31, 2008

Time Out
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January 26, 2006
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
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January 22, 2002
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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A good example of what self-destructive cinematic havoc can be wrought by handing over millions of dollars to movie stars to produce their own ego trips.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

December 19, 2001
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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[A] spectacular film!

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

December 18, 2001
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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If Crowe's eyes are open, he seems to have directed most of Vanilla Sky with his mind wide shut.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: D+

December 18, 2001
Joel Siegel
ABCNEWS.COM
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I have no idea why one of our most original film-makers would want to spend two years of his life translating someone else's movie from Spanish into English. And it wasn't such a good film in Spanish, either.

December 17, 2001

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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December 15, 2001
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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Who would have thought that Cameron Crowe had a movie as bad as Vanilla Sky in him?

Full Review Source: Salon.com

December 15, 2001
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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For all the filmmakers' efforts, this project is something of an artistic albatross.

| Original Score: 2/5

December 14, 2001
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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A case of the vain leading the bland.

| Original Score: 0.5/5

December 14, 2001
Mike Clark
USA Today
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What works in a quirky foreign film can look silly with expansive Hollywood treatment.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 14, 2001
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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It's not really a bad film -- it couldn't be, given the high level of talent involved -- but it is a rather pointless one.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star

December 14, 2001
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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A flawed film, but at times utterly engrossing.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times

December 14, 2001
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
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The film's aim -- to dazzle and inspire -- is sapped by Cruise's vein-popping, running-the-marathon performance.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

December 14, 2001
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Stands as a genuine existential idyll, a movie that muses rather than demanding, 'Solve me.'

December 14, 2001
John Anderson
Newsday
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[Crowe] should stick to more conventional narratives and leave the cerebral gymnastics to someone who can handle them.

Full Review Source: Newsday

December 14, 2001
Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
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The end isn't satisfying enough to justify their efforts and your time.

December 14, 2001
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
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[Crowe's] 'bigger is better' approach consistently misplaces the emphasis and waters down the movie's appeal.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle

December 14, 2001
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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A hopeless jumble of romance, psychodrama, sci-fi and spiritual posturing.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 1/4

December 14, 2001
Steven Rosen
Denver Post
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A film that, despite intriguing ideas, cleverly tricky structure and some remarkable imagery, just doesn't work.

Full Review Source: Denver Post

December 14, 2001
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
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Inevitably, the film seems as hollow and pointless as David is.

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

December 14, 2001
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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When [Cruise is] the boss on a project, as he was here and on Mission Impossible II, his work can feel distractingly self-conscious.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 14, 2001
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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There is wonderful chemistry of two quite different kinds between Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz on the one hand, and Cruise and Penelope Cruz on the other.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

December 14, 2001
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
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The Spanish feature was difficult and challenging. The American re-creation is difficult and frustrating.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News

December 13, 2001
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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Crowe's version lacks the qualities that made Abre Los Ojos unforgettable and doesn't add enough of its own to ensure success.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 13, 2001
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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What carries the movie is Mr. Cruise's impeccable marathon-man star turn.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

December 13, 2001
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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A visually dazzling but ultimately dizzying ride, a trippy suspenser that gets tripped up on its own deja vu voodoo.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

December 13, 2001
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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It's visual, it's bombastic, it tells a story that almost makes sense, and you can't get it out of your head.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press

December 13, 2001
Paul Clinton (CNN.com)
CNN.com
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None of it makes much sense.

Full Review Source: CNN.com

December 13, 2001
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Crowe's tantalizing film sticks with you.

| Original Score: 3.5/5

December 13, 2001
Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
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You're usually too busy reacting to the plot jackknifes and trying to get a handle on the characters to connect on an emotional level.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/5

December 13, 2001
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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At its core, an involving, sweetly touching love story, buoyed by Crowe's natural, poetic dialogue and his knack for writing characters (especially women) who feel like real people instead of plot devices.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald

December 13, 2001
Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
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One big mushy mess of a movie.

Full Review Source: San Jose Mercury News

December 13, 2001
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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They just should've added some chunks of chocolate chip cookie dough to give the movie some texture and edge.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: C+

December 13, 2001
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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In many ways, the story is pure Twilight Zone, but Crowe's down-to-earth approach softens and grounds it, making the characters seem more genuine, even amidst the surreal setting.

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

December 12, 2001
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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I don't think I've ever seen a movie so hauntingly frank about being a manifestation of its star's cosmic narcissism.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

December 11, 2001
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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As pretentious as it is preposterous, Vanilla Sky needs its own wake-up call.

December 10, 2001
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