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Vantage Point Reviews

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
April 28, 2011
Is it too much to ask for procedural thrillers like Vantage Point to connect all their dots before the closing credits?
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly
February 2, 2009
Vantage Point is a patented representative of this year's early mediocrity. Vantage Point is trailer trash.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
August 24, 2008
For movies like Vantage Point, life is too short.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Tim Grierson
Screendaily
July 23, 2008
Although based around a familiar, Rashomon-style concept, Vantage Point ratchets up its intensity so effectively that the lack of originality hardly matters.
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
July 22, 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| Original Score: 2.5/4
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
July 19, 2008
The whodunit-with-terrorist-undertones doesn't test, shock or surprise the audience in any unique way.
Full Review | Original Score: C
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
July 17, 2008
It swears it's being clever yet refuses to trust the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
July 1, 2008
Asks us to believe the terrorists would, after slaughtering countless people, risk their entire plan--and their very lives--on...well, I won't say. But from my vantage point, it was ridiculous.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robert Davis
Paste Magazine
June 8, 2008
[Vantage Point is] a puzzle cut by a drunken, three-fingered jigsaw operator who lost a few pieces and chewed on a few others.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
May 22, 2008
To fall for Vantage Point you have to throw away any connection to reality.
Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week
April 15, 2008
If you thought 24's perspective on terrorism was, well, limited, get ready to groan. The meat and potatoes of Vantage Point -- the suicide bomb explosions, the bloody fisticuffs and blaring car chases -- are indeed awesome, and that's what truly matters f
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
April 10, 2008
Those inclined to scrutinize the logic of Barry Levy's screenplay are likely to come away as baffled by its farfetched twists as amused by its bombastic excesses.
| Original Score: 2/4
March 29, 2008
Vantage Point takes a pretty high concept, dribbles a bunch of red herrings all over it, and makes things go boom, reaping better yields than the average TV show.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
March 27, 2008
When you wrap a movie around a gimmick, the wrapping better be taut and engaging or the gimmick falls flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
March 21, 2008
As Vantage Point becomes increasingly busy with personal betrayals and redemptions, the ostensible politics, reductive to begin with, fall by the wayside.
Rod Yates
Empire Magazine Australasia
March 20, 2008
Vantage Point is a tense and imaginative thriller that reels you in the longer it goes along, only to lose focus in the last 15 minutes. This final reel misstep is a shame, but it's not enough to ruin all the good work that's come before it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
March 19, 2008
With a little more work this could have been a first-rate thriller along the lines of the Bourne films, because the concept is intriguing and our interest is held for a significant part of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
March 17, 2008
There's roughly 20 minutes of story here, and no matter how many times they stop and start over again from an even more preposterous angle, it's still going to play out like a lousy episode of 24.
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
March 17, 2008
If you're watching for perfectly matched action you're not into the mystery and you probably aren't going to be very sympathetic to the effort involved.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
March 16, 2008
Writer Barry Levy has added some snap, crackle and pop to what would otherwise be a routine action film had it been presented in chronological order.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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