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Vanilla Sky Reviews

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July 22, 2015
This isn't a typically dumbed-down rehash and, as such, it dissatisfied the rank and file of multiplex moviegoers but earned the appreciation of adventurous film fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 25, 2011
Crowe asks the viewer to absorb this more viscerally than intellectually; how much one enjoys (or even accepts) the experience will likely depend on the extent to which one is willing to do so.
December 29, 2010
Some surface appeal, but ultimately vacant.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 22, 2010
Cameron Crowe's vinyl-collector version of "Jacob's Ladder" is a daring gamble paying off even when ambition exceeds his grasp. The subconscious can boil over with too much pop culture poured in. Keep that in mind, and it will have you at "What the hell?"
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 29, 2009
Two and a half hours I'll never get back...
November 6, 2007
It just makes things easier to believe that good-looking rich folks are just as miserable and unhappy as the rest of us . . .
July 25, 2007
This is a whole new palette for Crowe, and his excitement rubs off on us.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 21, 2006
A classic case of what happens when a Hollywood studio and a star (Cruise) take a Spanish metaphysical thriller and turn it into a glossy, overproduced big-budget star vehicle that lacks distinct identity.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 26, 2006
Vanilla Sky turns out to be a rousing, exhilarating entertainment, thanks mostly to Cruise's balls-to-the-wall performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 15, 2005
Vanilla Sky is one of the most challenging films of the year. It is thought provoking, mysterious, complex, nerve racking, beautiful, creepy, funny and a trip deliriously all its own.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 6, 2005
My suggestion is to avoid this film and instead rent Open Your Eyes (Abre Los Ojos) the film upon which Vanilla Sky was based.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 15, 2005
Vanilla Sky is a long, complex, ambitious thriller that doesn't quite work.
Read More | Original Score: C
October 30, 2004
Expect top notch work by Cruise, Crowe and Co.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: A-
February 24, 2004
The film is seamless, surprising and erotic, mixing the best elements of romance, sci fi and drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 7, 2004
... A psychological thriller that will keep you guessing even after you've left the theater.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 20, 2003
Crowe had a huge budget, and he uses it gloriously.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
March 19, 2003
These Skies are not only Vanilla, but a bit too familiar . . . Tom Cruise once again plays himself playing a character
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 13, 2003
You mightn't see its like from mainstream Hollywood for some time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 8, 2003
...A seriously weird and intriguing psychological drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 7, 2002
Perhaps the greatest mystery in Cruise-Crowe mindbender is why it doesn't quite work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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