The Vow - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Vow Reviews

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March 4, 2013
Like a less successful version of The Notebook, this works as an undemanding date movie; just don't expect much more from it.
Jason Best
Movie Talk
July 17, 2012
The 2004 Adam-Sandler-Drew Barrymore comedy 50 First Dates played retrograde amnesia for laughs, but The Vow, loosely inspired by the experiences of real-life couple Kim and Krickitt Carpenter, aims strictly for the tear ducts.
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
May 11, 2012
The film is almost awe-inspiring in its unabashed embrace of a love so all-encompassing that Paige even treasures Leo's flatulence. (Seriously -- she rolls up the car window so the smell won't escape.)
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
April 29, 2012
Execution is what really matters in B-movies, and as silly as it sounds, The Vow is a remarkably restrained, sweet little movie that never tugs so hard it becomes annoying.
Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
April 16, 2012
Neither particularly romantic nor comedic, nonetheless represents a middling love story that should suit most of its intended audience relying on the chemistry of its stars.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
March 23, 2012
Like a Nicholas Sparks novel with a dash of wit, a hint of edge and a smidgen less sap.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
February 20, 2012
... slickly efficient, buoyed by excellent performances ...
| Original Score: 3/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
February 19, 2012
( ... ) a clean-cut, modern drama with an unashamedly old-fashioned emphasis on the nature of true love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
February 16, 2012
It's not really cinematic in scale, but it is made with heart and emotionally it should please the target audience of young women - and romantic young men.
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
February 15, 2012
It's nice to see a romantic drama that absolutely isn't trying to rely on smut or the inexplicable pulling power of an actor like Adam Sandler to get by.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Rex Reed
New York Observer
February 14, 2012
The Vow is a welcome antidote to cynicism, and a bracing tonic that proves love hasn't disappeared from the film experience completely.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
February 14, 2012
A movie of more depth than I expected. Love stories always find an audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Ed Gibbs
The National (UAE)
February 13, 2012
The Vow never veers far from its heart-on-sleeve leanings, particularly with Tatum's overbearing voice-over, but McAdams is typically reliable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Film4
February 13, 2012
Like a less successful version of The Notebook, this works as an undemanding date movie; just don't expect much more from it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
February 10, 2012
Falling in love all over again...but missing a little magic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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-
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
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 10, 2012
Happily, The Vow is a good deal sweeter and funnier than it looks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sean O'Connell
Movies.com
February 10, 2012
As the patient spouse, Tatum has to play frustrated, enamored, short-tempered, amused, and defeated. He's better at some than others, it's true, but he rarely looks lost on screen here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Sara Stewart
New York Post
February 10, 2012
Sucsy works within the trappings of a typical cheesy romance but finds realism in the details and the banter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Urban Cinefile
June 20, 2012
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