Vantage Point (2008) - Rotten Tomatoes

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 captured the shooter on his camcorder while videotaping the event for his kids back home. Also there, relaying the historic event to millions of TV viewers across the globe, is American TV news producer Rex Brooks. As they and others reveal their stories, the pieces of the puzzle will fall into place--and it will become apparent that shocking motivations lurk just beneath the surface.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


Dennis Quaid
as Thomas Bames
Matthew Fox
as Kent Taylor
Forest Whitaker
as Howard Lewis
Sigourney Weaver
as Rex Brooks
William Hurt
as President Ashton
Bruce McGill
as Phil McCullough
Ayelet Zurer
as Veronica
Zoe Saldana
as Angie Jones
James LeGros
as Ted Heinkin
Holt McCallany
as Ron Matthews
Leonardo Nam
as Kevin Cross
Shelby Fenner
as Grace Riggs
Ari Brickman
as Secret Service Agent
Brian McGovern
as Mark Reinhart
Lisa Owen
as American Woman
Marisa Rubio
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.

Full Review… | 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

The premise is interesting even if not at all original and there are great action scenes full of energy here to hold our attention, but the film relies on numerous coincidences and the actors are mostly wasted in badly developed characters.

Carlos Magalhães

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.

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