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The Vow Reviews

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Brian Salisbury
Film School Rejects
February 11, 2012
Thanks Mr. Screenwriter, but I don't need emotional subtitling.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Daniel M. Kimmel
New England Movies Weekly
February 10, 2012
If you drag your loved one to see it, be advised: you will owe that person big-time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
February 10, 2012
Falling in love all over again...but missing a little magic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
February 10, 2012
The Vow makes the least of its concept, refusing to acknowledge that a love need not be perfect to merit holding on to.
Andy Klein
Christian Science Monitor
February 10, 2012
In the very first shot, two deliriously happy young lovebirds -- Leo (Channing Tatum) and Paige (Rachel McAdams) -- exit a movie theater. Don't give us any ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Top Critic
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
February 10, 2012
The two stars look dewy and glossy and unexceptional, bound together less by chemistry than by the ministrations of a hard-working costume designer.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Luke Y. Thompson
E! Online
February 10, 2012
Not everything in it works, but the lack of reliance on easy answers earns it enough credibility points for a passing grade.
| Original Score: B-
Gary Wolcott
Tri-City Herald
February 10, 2012
You want to care. You really do. But five writers and director Michael Sucsy just don't give you enough reasons to give a rip about these people.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks
February 10, 2012
What a shame that the finished product-which comes after numerous attempts to create an effective screenplay over the past decade-is so lackluster.
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
February 10, 2012
If the Adam Sandler/Drew Barrymore chuckler 50 First Dates had been recast as a romantic drama and produced by the Oprah Winfrey Network, The Vow might have been the result.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
February 10, 2012
The entire plot hinges on an impulsive moment of colossal stupidity.
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
February 10, 2012
Predictable romantic drama lacks depth.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Pete Vonder Haar
Houston Press
February 10, 2012
Come on, guys; at least cast Clint Howard or someone equally repellant as Leo. Make her work for it a little.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
February 10, 2012
'The Vow' is inspired by a true and wonderful story, but that doesn't make the fictionalized version any less ridiculous.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Thomas Leupp
Hollywood.com
February 10, 2012
There are unintentional echoes of 'Total Recall' in Rachel McAdams' storyline, which I suppose would make Channing Tatum her Kuato.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Verniere
Boston Herald
February 10, 2012
Can I just listen to 'Unchained Melody,' again?
Full Review | Original Score: C plus
Top Critic
February 10, 2012
Tatum is unusually expressive; Speedman, both hiss-worthy and sympathetic. But McAdams is the real draw.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Alison Willmore
Movieline
February 10, 2012
McAdams can turn up the charisma and make (almost) any role grounded and watchable, even multiple ones involving time travel and memory loss. Tatum is like a very handsome steak.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
Top Critic
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
February 10, 2012
As usual, Channing Tatum looks sweet and dull and, in most scenes, slightly confused.
| Original Score: 2/4
February 10, 2012
You want a vow? How about: 'Honey, I swear, if you ever drag me to another piece of Hallmark Hall of Fame schlock selling itself as a bona fide feature, Valentine's Day or not ... it's over.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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