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Vantage Point Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
February 21, 2008
A story that could easily (and more effectively) have been told in about half the time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 22, 2008
...counts on its audience not thinking about what they're seeing, but instead being mesmerized by flash and boom ...This is a movie to make you angry, but not with the straw evildoers it puts on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 69/100
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James Berardinelli
February 21, 2008
Vantage Point offers a modicum of entertainment but it requires viewers to react more forcefully from the gut than the mind. It's viscerally effective but lobotomized.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nell Minow
February 21, 2008
A gimmicky thriller without much of a gimmick or many thrills, "Vantage Point" suffers, too, from being out of synch with its time.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 14, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 20, 2008
Alas, this well-crafted terrorist plot is sandwiched between two terrible acts, making for the kind of movie that you should walk into late and sneak out of early.
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
February 21, 2008
The information sorting and gathering required by Barry L. Levy's screenplay feels like night school as opposed to a great night out at the movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
February 22, 2008
What is the real crime? Why, beating the audience about the ears, eyes and brain with essentially the same sequence of events from eight characters' points of view, none of which adds much more than deafening hysteria and identically dreadful music.
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
April 10, 2008
Those inclined to scrutinize the logic of Barry Levy's screenplay are likely to come away as baffled by its farfetched twists as amused by its bombastic excesses.
| Original Score: 2/4
James Rocchi
February 23, 2008
Vantage Point's summed up by its name; from some angles, it looks like an above-average studio thriller, but from others it falls out of sight fast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kevin Lally
Film Journal International
February 21, 2008
Once the full panoply of bad guys is disclosed, the movie becomes just another absurdly prolonged hot pursuit, complete with a lost little girl for a dollop of extra melodrama.
Edward Douglas
February 20, 2008
A competently-made action-thriller but nothing particularly ground-breaking once it casually discards its pretense of being told from multiple points of view.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly
February 2, 2009
Vantage Point is a patented representative of this year's early mediocrity. Vantage Point is trailer trash.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Anton Bitel
March 5, 2008
Vantage Point prefers to stick with the familiar, so that it ends up, bizarrely enough, affirming rather than challenging the viewer's prejudices.
Christian Toto
Washington Times
February 22, 2008
No matter how you look at it, Vantage Point is a letdown.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
March 4, 2008
A monument to cinematic suckiness.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
May 22, 2008
To fall for Vantage Point you have to throw away any connection to reality.
Robert Davis
Paste Magazine
June 8, 2008
[Vantage Point is] a puzzle cut by a drunken, three-fingered jigsaw operator who lost a few pieces and chewed on a few others.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
July 22, 2008
If you are looking for mindless action, it's not bad. But since this is trying to be something more than that, I can't quite recommend it.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
February 25, 2008
The most unintentionally hilarious film so far this year.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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