The Vow
The Vow (2012)

A newlywed couple recovers from a car accident that puts the wife in a coma. Waking up with severe memory loss, her husband endeavors to win her heart again. -- (C) Sony Pictures

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 10, 2012
DVD Release Date: May 8, 2012
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Critic Score: 31% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams do their best with what they're given, but The Vow is too shallow and familiar to satisfy the discriminating date-night filmgoer.

Rex Reed
New York Observer

The Vow is a welcome antidote to cynicism, and a bracing tonic that proves love hasn't disappeared from the film experience completely.

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Richard Roeper

'The Vow' is inspired by a true and wonderful story, but that doesn't make the fictionalized version any less ridiculous.

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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald

The Vow plays out as a rather predictable and earnest drama.

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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

The Vow makes the least of its concept, refusing to acknowledge that a love need not be perfect to merit holding on to.

Joseph M. Amodio

Tatum is unusually expressive; Speedman, both hiss-worthy and sympathetic. But McAdams is the real draw.

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Nathan Heller

After a cringe-worthy first third, The Vow does manage to hit a decent rom-com stride, exploring the sheer arbitrariness of self-realization.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

The two stars look dewy and glossy and unexceptional, bound together less by chemistry than by the ministrations of a hard-working costume designer.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

As usual, Channing Tatum looks sweet and dull and, in most scenes, slightly confused.

Kimber Myers
The Playlist

The film isn't as bad as what it looks like--the Chinatown knockoff equivalent of a Nicholas Sparks movie--but that doesn't mean that those outside the target audience won't find it a painful experience.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
A bit gooey but earnestly and engagingly played. Knowing that its based on a true story makes some of the more odd elements easier to accept.
Everett Johnson
*** "The Vow" is one of those "love conquers all" type chick flicks. Newlyweds Paige(Rachel McAdams) and Leo(Channing Tatum) are sitting at… More
"For some reason I was thinking that this film was going to be a rom-com. Big mistake on my part. It ended up being a rom-dram. I didn't think I would… More
Tired of Previews
Question: Have you ever lied to a friend about why you saw a movie? I have. In fact, I told a little fib recently on why I saw The Vow in order to avoid some… More
Cynthia S.
Overall, not a bad movie. Certainly not "The Notebook", but it was an ok story about a man who never stopped loving the love of his life, for better… More
Manu Gino
Inspired by a true story. Very good movie. Love it, a beautiful story and great acting, Channing Tatum has become a good actor. Rachael McAdams is perfect for… More