Excerpt: During a historical counter-terrorism summit, the president of the United States comes to Spain where he’ll lead the conference but before that he has to make a public appearance, one that will not be forgotten easily.
Excerpt: I’m a big fan of the more counter-culture films out there, films that don’t exactly mold themselves to the usual Hollywood fare. “Vantage Point” is a movie that I’d place in that category as it’s interesting and unique, though not all together completely original.
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.
Excerpt: During an historic counter-terrorism summit in Spain the President of the United States is struck down by an assassin's bullet. Eight strangers have a perfect view of the kill but what did they really see?
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.