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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.
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…
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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.
Don't listen to the film snobs
Dennis Quaid n Forrest Whittaker don't make bad films
Interesting concept and played just right
yoo cool concept,
You know, the second time around you really catch all of the clues and intricacies the film has to offer.
Bringing the "not" joke back, guys.
I'll keep it short: Superb cast, good script, lavish visuals and a not-so-great ending.
I enjoyed this to a point.
Maybe its because I'm speaking from a distance of 6 years, but guys: if the main explosion in your movie is a slightly shoddy CGI construction, is it wise to keep returning to it?
Otherwise, this is enjoyably ludicrous action movie gubbins, presented in a semi-novel format. Director Pete Travis is sensible enough not to let himself be hamstrung by his format: when the 'one viewpoint per storyline' gimmick is no longer fit for purpose (around the fourth or fifth run-through), he's not ashamed to filter in other characters who could tell the story better.
As for the cast, Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver make for a nice but underused double-act, and when is Forrest Whittaker not great? William Hurt's POTUS is alright, though Barry Levy's script paints him as a bit of an American fantasy - he doesn't take retaliation against terrorist assassins? It may have been 6 years ago guys, but I doubt anyone's buying that.
Το ρόλο του Thomas Barnes θα μπορούσε άνετα να τον είχε κάνει και ο Tom Cruise!
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