Vanilla Sky Reviews

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February 26, 2019
I now find Cruise tolerable only when he's in a movie that undercuts or ridicules his narcissism--as Eyes Wide Shut did and as this movie does even more noticeably.
October 25, 2018
Vanilla Sky is nearly identical to the 1997 Spanish film it's based on, except it's set in Manhattan instead of Madrid and has a much better soundtrack.
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.
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.
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?"
July 25, 2007
This is a whole new palette for Crowe, and his excitement rubs off on us.
May 26, 2006
Vanilla Sky turns out to be a rousing, exhilarating entertainment, thanks mostly to Cruise's balls-to-the-wall performance.
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.
October 30, 2004
Expect top notch work by Cruise, Crowe and Co.
February 24, 2004
The film is seamless, surprising and erotic, mixing the best elements of romance, sci fi and drama.
January 7, 2004
... A psychological thriller that will keep you guessing even after you've left the theater.
May 20, 2003
Crowe had a huge budget, and he uses it gloriously.
March 13, 2003
You mightn't see its like from mainstream Hollywood for some time.
February 8, 2003
...A seriously weird and intriguing psychological drama.
November 7, 2002
Perhaps the greatest mystery in Cruise-Crowe mindbender is why it doesn't quite work.
October 30, 2002
A great cast, a decent soundtrack and some memorable scenes make it ultimately worth watching. (But see the original if at all humanly possible.)
October 15, 2002
For all its shortcomings, Vanilla Sky exerts a hypnotic, otherwordly attraction.
August 17, 2002
An engrossing and tempestous journey into the abyss of the mind.
July 26, 2002
It's intricate, true, yet surprisingly easy to follow.
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