Summary: Vantage Point delivers an attention grabbing thriller that pulls together a complex story in the eyes of several individuals. While I was entertained and constantly wondering what was coming next, the film failed to hold me after the screening was over. It was, simply, another action movie out of Hollywood made to entertain the masses. It achieved that with an interesting story-telling device, but little else.
Summary: Vantage Point has an intriguing premise, but the execution is kind of poor. The acting is okay, bit the movie could've been a lot more than it is with a better screenplay, and a better director. After about 30 minutes, the movie loses its freshness, although it picks up a little after the real story is revealed a bit more. It goes from a repetitive thriller flick to a generic action movie (which isn't much better).
Summary: A clever, original yet unique thriller. While the acting is rather average, the film's narrative structure is very clever and the plot has a few well-executed twists, as well as a gripping finale.
Summary: If there’s anything to complain about, besides the script’s occasional dependence on coincidence and unrealistic behavior, it’s that the movie’s vantage point gimmick serves no real purpose. It’s there because the script is too lazy to weave all its characters together into one narrative, and not because they’ve thought of some unique and interesting way to tell this story. It works, but Vantage Point would have worked just as well told traditionally, maybe even better.
Summary: If you ever see this movie at a garage sale as I did, you should buy it. I loved this movie; it's interesting and unique. A very good film with an excellent ending. Entertaining and "riveting". The action's especially top-notch, with a great car chase.
Summary: Interesting, unique way to tell a story with a good cast. The different "Vantage Points" though get kind of annoying around the third time, once all the characters come together things move very smoothly.
Summary: This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The concept was good: show different perspectives of the same event. The problem is that it's unrealistic. Not the attempt on the President, but the terrorists plan would never unfold in such a way. First, the traitor secret service member is becoming cliche. Further, the secret service takes regular polygraphs to ensure loyalty.
Excerpt: Directed by: Pete Travis Starring: Dennis Quaid, Whitaker, Sigourney Weaver, Zoe Saldana. To be frank, if one forgets loose ends and logic less questions about how, come a naxalite suddenly apply brakes after seeing a small child, when he has killed thousands of people? Well if you forget this scene , then vantage point is thumbs up. For others, who are not satisfied with the scene, you would be thinking over again and again, how did hell break lose?
Excerpt: A terrorist plot to assassinate the president of the US of A is witnessed from differing viewpoints in the crowd, unravelling an underlying conspiracy. The central conceit of Vantage Point of portraying the same events from different viewpoints is now a very familiar one (Kurosawa did it over half a century ago) and the first half of the film did feel like being trapped in Groundhog Day, but once it settles down it turns into a fairly servicable action thriller.