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Vantage Point (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  22 February 2008 (USA)
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The attempted assassination of the American President is told and re-told from several different perspectives.

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The President of the United States is in Salamanca, Spain, about to address the city in a public square. We see a plain-clothes cop, his girlfriend with another man, a mother and child, an American tourist with a video camera, and a Secret Service agent newly returned from medical leave. Shots ring out and the President falls; a few minutes later, we hear a distant explosion, then a bomb goes off in the square. Those minutes are retold, several times, emphasizing different characters' actions. Gradually, we discover who's behind the plot. Is the Secret Service one step ahead, or have the President's adversaries thought of everything? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense violence and action, some disturbing images and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,454,636 (UK) (7 March 2008)

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$72,266,306 (USA) (18 April 2008)
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The blue car Thomas Barnes is driving is a Chevrolet Astra, which is actually a rebranded Opel Astra. In Spain, a Chevrolet Astra is not available, it should be an Opel Astra. See more »

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During Enrique's section, he escapes the police foot chase. After checking his pistol's magazine, he loads the pistol and cocks the hammer before confronting someone unseen. Later in the movie, from Howard Lewis' point of view, Enrique puts the un-cocked pistol in his rear waistband before stepping out to confront the unseen individual. See more »

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Mark Reinhart: Good morning, America. It's now 12 noon in Salamanca, Spain. In a short time, world leaders from over 150 countries meet here in Plaza Mayor to sign up to President Ashton's bold new counterterrorist strategy. Since 9/11, more than 4500 people have been killed in the rising tide of global terror. Those lives will not soon be forgotten as today, the world comes together to take a stand against this violence. We may be on the brink of a historic agreement between Western and Arab ...
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waste of time
16 March 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This movie is awful. The plot is incredibly thin, and comes out as something that could have been thought up in an hour. The acting is not very convincing and it seems more like a quick pay check for some b grade celebs. The whole 8 stories one truth, worked out to be more like 2 episodes of 24, than different point of views, there is no background story or exploration of why all this is happening. It seems its just generally accepted that dark hued men wants to blow up Americans. So if you look away from all this and just want a quick bang for your buck then this movie is still not it. You get to see the same 10 minutes 5 times its really just one big failure of a movie


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