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?
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.
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...