Vantage Point
Vantage Point (2008)

Eight strangers with eight different points of view try to unlock the one truth behind an assassination attempt on the president of the United States. Thomas Barnes and Kent Taylor are two Secret Service agents assigned to protect President… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 1, 2008
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35%
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57%



Critic Score: 35% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Vantage Point has an interesting premise that is completely undermined by fractured storytelling and wooden performances.

Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Although mounted with no little efficiency by director Pete Travis (who previously made the TV drama-doc 'Omagh'), the narrative enterprise actually hides a one-dimensional world view, with civilian casualties mere background set dressing.

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Philip Marchand
Toronto Star

Vantage Point is a thriller that has quite a lot on its mind. The very structure of the movie challenges the audience's patience, if not its wit.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Is it too much to ask for procedural thrillers like Vantage Point to connect all their dots before the closing credits?

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David Denby
New Yorker

Is it art? Not remotely. But, up to the final scenes, it's a tremendous piece of engineering. And the hurtling force of Vantage Point is fun to watch.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

All this visual caffeine is in service to a story that isn't worth telling, and that too frequently resorts to the cheap technique of putting an adorable little girl in peril, then cutting away.

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Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly

Vantage Point is a patented representative of this year's early mediocrity. Vantage Point is trailer trash.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

While the title, trailer and commercials imply that we'll be carefully piecing together clues to a complex assassination attempt as seen from several perspectives, the final product turns out to be a tepid thriller that promises more than it delivers.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

When everything is finally revealed, the story Vantage Point tells is fairly pedestrian, and nothing special is gained from all the stopping and restarting.

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Rob Humanick
Projection Booth

For movies like Vantage Point, life is too short.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
A completely new concept to me to film the movie shooting the same part from several different characters views till you ran it all together at the end. A good… More
Josh Morris
Vanatage Point is a well shot, implausible and mostly diverting puzzle. Like Kurosawa's 'Rashomon' it tells its story through (I think) seven… More
Directors Cat
[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] An average storyline but an entertaining thriller. By no means impressive but the… More
Jim Careter
Vantage Point has a cool concept and executes pretty well, but sadly watching the same scene over and over from different perspectives is not as cool as I had… More
Apeneck Fletcher
An interesting cinematic idea saddled with a typical script yet lightened by a good cast. The President, fighting terrorism, is under threat by some clever… More
Alex roy
Vantage Point is mediocre action fair. The plot at first seemed to be quite interesting, and it was for the most part, however thirty minutes in, the film loses… More

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