Vantage Point (2008)



Critic Consensus: Vantage Point has an interesting premise that is completely undermined by fractured storytelling and wooden performances.

Movie Info

Eight strangers with eight different points of view try to unlock the one truth behind an assassination attempt on the president of the United States. Thomas Barnes and Kent Taylor are two Secret Service agents assigned to protect President Ashton at a landmark summit on the global war on terror. When President Ashton is shot moments after his arrival in Spain, chaos ensues and disparate lives collide in the hunt for the assassin. In the crowd is Howard Lewis, an American tourist who thinks he's … More

Rating: PG-13 (for sequences of intense violence and action, some disturbing images and brief strong language)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By: ,
Written By: Barry L. Levy, Barry Levy
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 1, 2008
Box Office: $72.3M
Sony Pictures Releasing - Official Site


as Thomas Bames

as Kent Taylor

as Howard Lewis

as Rex Brooks

as President Ashton

as Phil McCullough

as Javier

as Veronica

as Angie Jones

as Ted Heinkin

as Ron Matthews

as Kevin Cross

as Grace Riggs

as Secret Service Agent

as Mark Reinhart

as American Woman

as Paulina

as Police Woman
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Critic Reviews for Vantage Point

All Critics (155) | Top Critics (34)

Is it too much to ask for procedural thrillers like Vantage Point to connect all their dots before the closing credits?

Full Review… | April 28, 2011
East Bay Express

Vantage Point is a patented representative of this year's early mediocrity. Vantage Point is trailer trash.

Full Review… | February 2, 2009
Fayetteville Free Weekly

For movies like Vantage Point, life is too short.

Full Review… | August 24, 2008
Projection Booth

Although based around a familiar, Rashomon-style concept, Vantage Point ratchets up its intensity so effectively that the lack of originality hardly matters.

Full Review… | July 23, 2008

If you are looking for mindless action, it's not bad. But since this is trying to be something more than that, I can't quite recommend it.

| July 22, 2008
Sin Magazine

The whodunit-with-terrorist-undertones doesn't test, shock or surprise the audience in any unique way.

Full Review… | July 19, 2008
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Audience Reviews for Vantage Point


A completely new concept to me to film the movie shooting the same part from several different characters views till you ran it all together at the end. A good action ride and kept me watching the whole time.

John Manard

Super Reviewer


An average storyline but an entertaining thriller. By no means impressive but the way the story was told was actually quite well done. It is cleverly told by different characters perspectives and is suspenseful like a good action thriller should be.

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer


An interesting cinematic idea saddled with a typical script yet lightened by a good cast. The President, fighting terrorism, is under threat by some clever radical elements yet protected by a do or die Secret Service man ... wonder how it turns out?

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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