Excerpt: There’s a concept in Vantage Point that works. The contrived scripting and completely implausible action can’t take advantage of that though, leaving a fun, hollow thriller that could have been so much more.
Conclusion: While the story didn’t do much for me, the Blu-ray edition of ‘Vantage Point’ is a technical showstopper. It features a stunning video transfer, a reference-level audio track, and a decent spread of supplements.
Conclusion: Despite a somewhat unique premise, a decent story, and some exciting and tense moments, Vantage Point is an average thriller at day's end. With expected solid efforts by the film's stars (save for a mostly bland Sigourney Weaver), competent direction from Peter Travis, and a mostly exciting story...
Excerpt: In Vantage Point , an action movie masquerades as an intelligent mystery, and nothing is really what it seems to be. Normally I’d be opposed to watching a terrorist attack played over and over and over again, but that’s what the movie does for its first sixty minutes or so.
Summary: Can an implausible setpiece offer up fresh thrills and insights if replayed ad infinitum from different perspectives? Not according to "Vantage Point," a 23-minute movie dragged out, via some narrative gimmickry, to a punishing hour and a half.
Excerpt: Much has been written lately about the way films related to the Iraq war and terrorism have failed to find traction with American audiences. Some blame war fatigue, others the middling quality of the films being produced, but the real problem may be a question of political courage: Whether they're...
Excerpt: "Vantage Point" might seem interesting at first, with its "different points of view" storytelling, large ensemble cast and an American president. In truth, it's a bit repetitive and formulaic, with revelations only coming after we endure the assassination again and again.
Excerpt: Multipla perspektiv i all ära, men när basen är diverse Rashomon-lån och planlöst upprepande av sekvenser blir det mest en belastning. William Hurts stele president utsätts för ett attentat och på plats finns en pyttipanna av 24-karaktärer som alla har sina intryck och bevekelsegrunder.