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Vantage Point

None February 28th, 2008


Reviewer's grade: D

Eight different character points of view of a presidential assassination are supposed to reveal the "truth" in "Vantage Point," an amateurish, bumbling film with too-crazy plot elements and uninspiring action sequences.


President Ashton (William Hurt) is headed back to Spain for a round of terrorism talks. Last time he was there, Secret Service agent Thomas Barnes (Dennis Quiad) took a bullet for him. But this time around, the bullets hit their mark and a kidnapping/conspiracy plot unfolds through the perspectives of the killers, the double agents, television crews, blackmailed participants and bystanders. Matthew Fox (TV's "Lost") plays Barnes' agent partner, Forest Whitaker ("The Last King of Scotland") is a random guy on vacation who sees the action in his camcorder, and Sigourney Weaver is a TV editor who captures the crime via her camera crew.


"Vantage Point" actually shows each perspective and on at least half of them, rewinds the action to begin again with a different character's view, which is annoying and distracting. PG-13


"”Joe Wertz 

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