Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Vantage Point (2008)

IMDb plot summary: The attempted assassination of the American President is told and re-told from several different perspectives.
Directed by Pete Travis. Starring Dennis Quaid, Forrest Whitaker, Bruce McGill, and Matthew Fox.

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. 2.5 stars.

Flickchart: #1077 out of 2140, below Death at a Funeral (2007) and above Sunshine (2007).

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