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Vantage Point (2008)



Critic Consensus: Vantage Point has an interesting premise that is completely undermined by fractured storytelling and wooden performances.

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Eight strangers with eight different points of view try to unlock the one truth behind an assassination attempt on the president of the United States. Thomas Barnes and Kent Taylor are two Secret Service agents assigned to protect President Ashton at a landmark summit on the global war on terror. When President Ashton is shot moments after his arrival in Spain, chaos ensues and disparate lives collide in the hunt for the assassin. In the crowd is Howard Lewis, an American tourist who thinks he's captured the shooter on his camcorder while videotaping the event for his kids back home. Also there, relaying the historic event to millions of TV viewers across the globe, is American TV news producer Rex Brooks. As they and others reveal their stories, the pieces of the puzzle will fall into place--and it will become apparent that shocking motivations lurk just beneath the surface.

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Dennis Quaid
as Thomas Bames
Matthew Fox
as Kent Taylor
Forest Whitaker
as Howard Lewis
Sigourney Weaver
as Rex Brooks
William Hurt
as President Ashton
Bruce McGill
as Phil McCullough
Ayelet Zurer
as Veronica
Zoe Saldana
as Angie Jones
James Le Gros
as Ted Heinkin
Holt McCallany
as Ron Matthews
Leonardo Nam
as Kevin Cross
Shelby Fenner
as Grace Riggs
Ari Brickman
as Secret Service Agent
Brian McGovern
as Mark Reinhart
Lisa Owen
as American Woman
Marisa Rubio
as Police Woman
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Critic Reviews for Vantage Point

All Critics (158) | Top Critics (46)

Although based around a familiar, Rashomon-style concept, Vantage Point ratchets up its intensity so effectively that the lack of originality hardly matters.

July 23, 2008

Watchably silly at best, it's the political thriller as an unintentional comedy of errors - 24 meets Noises Off.

March 7, 2008 | Full Review…

Vantage Point might sound intriguing on paper but it's all gimmick and not a lot of substance.

March 7, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The stories are cleverly interwoven, with a couple of unexpected twists, and the patient viewer is rewarded with a doozy of a car chase in the last reel.

March 7, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Although mounted with no little efficiency by director Pete Travis (who previously made the TV drama-doc 'Omagh'), the narrative enterprise actually hides a one-dimensional world view, with civilian casualties mere background set dressing.

March 7, 2008 | Rating: 2/6 | Full Review…

Some okay thrills with good performances and some smarts. But the last reel plunge spoils things.

March 7, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Vantage Point

A very good enjoyable action/thriller with a good cast. There may be a few plot lines you think that wouldn't happen etc but overall seeing the different interactions between the main characters from each view point was good. It has some slight twists and a pretty damn good car chase too!

Dean King
Dean King

Super Reviewer

The premise is interesting, even if not original at all, and there are great action scenes full of energy here to hold our attention, but the film relies on numerous coincidences and the actors are mostly wasted playing poorly developed characters.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

[img][/img] An average storyline but an entertaining thriller. By no means impressive but the way the story was told was actually quite well done. It is cleverly told by different characters perspectives and is suspenseful like a good action thriller should be.

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