Overall Rank: 9944
Average Rating: 2.3/4
# of Ratings: 148
Theatrical Release Date: 02/22/2008
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 07/01/2008
Genre: Action, Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Pete Travis
Actors: Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox, Forest Whitaker, Sigourney Weaver, William Hurt, Bruce McGill
Plot: At a global summit on terrorism in Salamanca, Spain, an attempted assassination and subsequent bombing is witnessed from different viewpoints including a news crew, secret service agent, American tourist and a local police officer. As each point-of-view is brought together, the truth behind the attack is revealed. -- Chris Kavan
Quick Movie Reviews
Snoogans - wrote on 11/30/2011
Cool premise, with by-the-numbers execution and a dull ending. I found myself not looking forward to the next view, of the same situation, after the fourth time or so.
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 08/13/2011
The premise was unoriginal, but the method of executing the story was. It was like watching a drugged up Groundhog Day. I had mixed feelings about the flick. It was inventive the way they presented the story, a few scenic shots from various perspective. However, it lacked the proper character development, screenplay lacked depth, an action thriller which lacks thereof and the waste of talented artists like Forest Whitaker, William Hurt and Sigourney Weaver. You really have to sit thru the first scenes in order to fully appreciate the movie. Overall, it was a decent movie that just tries too hard to impress.
lpd381 - wrote on 07/18/2011
This movie is actually pretty good. The acting is very solid as you have a fantastic cast. The overall story moves at a great pace and stays very understandable for the audience. One thing that bothered me was how under used Sigourney Weaver was. She is in the movie for the first maybe ten to fifteen minutes then we never see her again until a 5 second flashback at the end and she is in the background. Overall this is a good movie to check out and I really recommend it.
Full Movie Reviews
sreekirch - wrote on 10/18/2012
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? There may be few questions in viewers mind. Is Vantage Point a solid thriller? Does the plot engage ? Does the writing join loose ends ? Well, I am writing this review to answer those questions. Director Pete Travis ( from the television) has taken up his first motion picture. Assisted by his writer, Levy Vantage point sets a …
Yojimbo - wrote on 02/02/2012
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. The above par cast certainly help, although the bad guys may as well have been wearing black stetsons making the "twist" deeply unsurprising when it happens but some extremely well done set pieces, particularly a thrilling car chase very much in the spirit of the Bourne films, make it pretty entertaining. It is unfortunately …
Franz Patrick - wrote on 05/13/2008
Coming into this film, I knew that the first forty-five minutes or so were a series of scenes that go back in time so I was not completely annoyed by it. Don't get me wrong--it did get tiring and the last two rewind in time felt pointless--but as a whole, this picture is not bad at all. The action scenes were exciting and there are more than a handful of scenes that are like puzzle pieces that need to be put together in order to see the bigger picture. Sure, some of the "twists" were predictable but they made sense. It was nice to see Dennis Quaid as one of the president's protectors who has had experience with a prior assassination attempt. He was convincing because he was shaking, paranoid, and sweating the whole time. Although the gravity of the situation is quite dire, there were …
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