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The Vow Reviews

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September 26, 2016
After a cringe-worthy first third, The Vow does manage to hit a decent rom-com stride, exploring the sheer arbitrariness of self-realization.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
February 20, 2012
... slickly efficient, buoyed by excellent performances ...
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
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.
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
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
February 14, 2012
A movie of more depth than I expected. Love stories always find an audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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
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
February 12, 2012
I enjoyed just about every second of it, this story - inspired by a real event - keeping me captivated no matter how many times the script came perilously close to jumping the shark or falling off the rails.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 10, 2012
Falling in love all over again...but missing a little magic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Read More | Original Score: B-
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
February 10, 2012
Happily, The Vow is a good deal sweeter and funnier than it looks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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