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Release Date: February 22nd, 2008

DVD Release Date: July 1st, 2008

PG-13|1 hr 29 min

Plot Summary
Witnesses with different points of view try to unravel an assassination attempt on the U.S. president. Special Agents Thomas Barnes (Dennis Quaid) and Kent Taylor (Matthew Fox) are assigned to protect President Ashton during a summit in Spain on the war on terror. Moments after the leader's arrival, shots ring out, and Ashton is down. In the resulting chaos, an American tourist (Forest Whitaker) comes forward with his camcorder, which he believes contains an image of the shooter.

Cast: Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox, Forest Whitaker, Sigourney Weaver, William Hurt, Edgar Ramirez, Ayelet Zurer, Eduardo Noriega

Director: Pete Travis

Genres: Action, Thriller

Production Co: Original Film

Distributors: Columbia, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Why, beating the audience about the ears, eyes and brain with essentially the same sequence of events from eight characters' points of view, none of which adds much more than deafening hysteria and identically dreadful music. The filmmakers seem to have missed the point that each re-enactment in "Rashomon" provides new and conflicting information. It makes you wonder if they studied the wrong movie. Maybe they rented "Rush Hour," or a video on Rosh Hashanah. show more

  • Because Vantage Point is really a concept movie, the actors are not much more than pawns on the chessboard: They move one square at a time. show more

  • Straight out of the slice-and-dice school of filmmaking, Vantage Point fractures chronology and perspective in a vain attempt to disguise its flimsiness. show more

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