Vanilla Sky Reviews
November 29, 2018
Crowe's baby-boomer fantasy tinkles with notions like a jostled perfume counter.
March 31, 2008
The real mystery here is why a filmmaker as talented and unique as Crowe would want to devote several years of his life to recreating someone else's movie.
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 . . .
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.
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.
January 15, 2005
Vanilla Sky is a long, complex, ambitious thriller that doesn't quite work.
January 12, 2004
March 19, 2003
These Skies are not only Vanilla, but a bit too familiar . . . Tom Cruise once again plays himself playing a character
December 8, 2002
September 23, 2002
An interesting failure... in a perverse way, while Vanilla Sky certainly doesn't stand up to Crowe's still-fresh masterwork Almost Famous, it does confirm his directorial prowess.
September 1, 2002
Its biggest misstep is the talky, explanatory conclusion, which leaves attentive viewers with little to chew on.
August 10, 2002
Maybe something this surreal needs unknowns to keep it in the ether.
July 12, 2002
The ending is anti-climactic not only because the explanation leaves no stone unturned but also because the explanation itself is unsatisfactory.
June 14, 2002
There is a certain fascination involved when A-listers go this wrong on a picture, and as a result, the movie becomes a perverse thrill
June 10, 2002
[Vanilla Sky] results...[in] a bittersweet outside with a soft and caramel center.