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8 Strangers, 8 points of view. 1 Truth.
The attempted assassination of the American President is told and re-told from several different perspectives.
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I actually thought the concept of this movie was extremely interesting. It is basically like a modern day "Rashomon" but only not as good.
Now look I'm not saying this film is groundbreaking cinema but I was rather enjoying it after watching the first three retellings of the assassination but after that the film became incredibly predictable and boring to watch. But during those first three retellings I tell ya I was on the edge of my seat fully engaged in the story and wanting to see more.
For those of you who like mystery films this will sadly fall flat but for those of you who like interesting gimmicks this film will fit right up your alley.
Rating: Rent It
A very rambling and ropey plot is saved by a fresh narrative angle. Dragged out a bit too far until it gets to the point where it's all rewound over and over again and you think "oh come on," but cleverly written and well performed. This wasn't half bad, but it does get a tad silly.
Vantage Point is mmm ok: Vantage Point is a movie that takes place in Madrid. The president of the United States ( played by William Hurt) is going to give a speech in a summit but it is interrupted by an attempt on his life followed by several explosions. The film gives us five different points of views and once we see one point of view we rewind back to the beginning and see it from another point of view. We have 5 different point of views. It begins with the news producer (Sigourney Weaver), then we see it through the bodyguard (Dennis Quaid), an American tourist with a handheld camera (Forrest Whitaker), the president, and one of the terrorists.…
Generic, bland and predictable.
From all angles and perspectives.
The gimmick is the best thing about this movie, and they definitely use it to their advantage, unraveling the mystery a little at a time. The rest of the movie is OK, but not great. Most of the characters aren't given much personality or back story, which is unfortunate, because my favorite thing about multiple-viewpoint stories is getting quick glimpses into several people's lives. The final car chase scene is pretty fun, though, and it all wraps up pretty well. I wasn't blown away by it, but the gimmick kept me interested, and I moderately enjoyed it overall.
How it entered my Flickchart:
Vantage Point < The Scarlet and the Black
Vantage Point > How to Marry a Millionaire
Vantage Point > The…
A good start that turns into a mess of cliches. The clever storytelling method was the best part of this film, though it was exhausting at times seeing the same things over and over.
i loved the acting
An okay movie on different perspectives.
Vantage Point is fun to watch. Thrilling and entertaining.
Se a estrutura fraturada do longa traz benefícios, dando uma visão incomum em um gênero recheado de clichês, isso leva a alguns problemas: furos no roteiro, viradas óbvias, construções de personagens absurdas.
Nesse último ponto se destaca: qual os motivos por detrás das ações do personagem de Noriega? Por que a personagem de Ayelet Zurer vacila em matar um personagem depois de matar diversos outros no atentado?
A representação do presidente interpretado por Hurt pode agradar os americanos, mais soa absurda em outras partes do mundo.
"Vantage Point" is an ambitious, frustrating mess of a film, which intends to take one event -- the assassination attempt of a U.S. president -- and explore it through the perspectives of six characters: a news van, a secret service agent, a divorcee tourist, a hitman, a cop, and the president himself.
This attempt at a "Rashomon"-style gimmick might have worked if it could have somehow framed it as a post-event investigation, rather than as a current, straight narrative that keeps stopping and rewinding right when the actions starts getting good. I found myself getting extremely frustrated when the action kept stopping and restarting from another perspective.
What we get is the same damn event, over and over, with characters…
Rasho-yawn. On paper this should have been a lot better. High-caliber cast can't do anything to save this dud. Completely ridiculous ending.
The president is shot in a busy square in Spain, and chaos ensues as terrorists set off bombs in the aftermath. However, not everything is as it seems. Told in a unique style in which the same 30 or so minutes get repeated from several different points of view. Entertaining, and told in a frustratingly suspenseful style. Whitaker stands out in a solid cast. Aspects of this film (particularly the soundtrack) suggest an influence from the Bourne series of movies.
Even nostalgia can't save this one
Don't listen to the film snobs
Dennis Quaid n Forrest Whittaker don't make bad films
Interesting concept and played just right
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