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Based on 33 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 3 )
  • 70
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Crowe's tantalizing film sticks with you. show more

  • 50
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    The film's aim -- to dazzle and inspire -- is sapped by Cruise's vein-popping, running-the-marathon performance. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    What works in a quirky foreign film can look silly with expansive Hollywood treatment. Crowe is smart enough to know this, so it's baffling he chose Vanilla over richer cinematic tastes. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Its tone is unquenchably pretentious, and its scale is overblown. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Visually dazzling but ultimately dizzying ride, a trippy suspenser that gets tripped up on its own deja vu voodoo. show more

  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The title doesn't hint at the unsavory mess the film actually is. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This is the kind of movie you don't want to analyze until you've seen it two times. Now that I've seen it twice, I think I understand it, or maybe not. Certainly it's entertaining as it rolls along. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    An involving, sweetly touching love story, buoyed by Crowe's natural, poetic dialogue and his knack for writing characters (especially women) who feel like real people instead of plot devices. show more

  • 63
    Mark Caro Chicago Tribune

    Crowe's chilliest movie. In part this is by design. Like "Open Your Eyes," to which Crowe is mostly faithful, Vanilla Sky is a head trip that merges thriller, romance and science-fiction elements while playing with our notions of dreams and reality. show more

  • 63
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    Has moments that are eerily beautiful and genuinely moving -- and some that are surprisingly vulgar. show more

  • January 02, 2011 melsreview
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    This was quite possibly the worst movie I have ever seen. Tom Cruise gives his all as usual, but unforunately it's not enough to save this poor film. This movie is too long and too repetitive. There is not enough of a story line to build on to warrant the length. Had I watched it in theatres versus as home I would have walked out.

  • August 09, 2008 TrackPmpMc
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    when i first saw this movie it captured me in away that had my eyes glued 2 da screen. Wondering who he had killed and what was acutally going on in David Ames head. But at the end this movie really change my views on relationships he had a night full of love with a women he clearly when he first saw struck a lighting bolt 2 his heart. But being a womanizer like a lot of us are he couldn't say no 2 da stalker who was the only woman who he had sex with in da pass week so wat was his mind set of going into the car was it really just to talk or to have sex. Which he didn't do to Sofia, in some way if they did had sex he would've imagine sofia was jullie just like he did in his lucid dream. Sofia truly love david even after the accident she hated how it affected him and she hated that he got in da car. Which cause David into depression and the movie goes on but if he would've thought with one head and not the other and went to work he truly would've found real love. So to me I believe that Vanilla Sky was a good movie with a messsage behind the flashbacks,and fancy camera movement. So in my eyes I see Vanilla Sky more on the lines as a tragedy, parrell to Shakespeare but with less deaths.

  • July 18, 2008 AnnaZ1106
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    I love this movie so much. Pure Magic.

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