(2012)

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75
These two stars bring believable chemistry and emotion to a film that might otherwise wilt under the weight of so much melodrama.
75
The Vow is not exactly a woman's picture. It's more about how a man falls in love, loses his love and gives up everything in life to focus on regaining his love. Maybe it's a woman's picture from a male point of view. However you slice it, it's a welcome loaf-far from perfect, but as filling as a home-cooked meal.
65
Doesn't turn out to be as gauzily sentimental as its beginning (or its marketing materials) suggests.
63
Ready-made for Valentine's Day, The Vow is, like the offerings at Cafe Mnemonic, a total sugar overload.
63
It's pleasant enough as a date movie, but that's all.
50
It may appeal to the most rabid fans of tearjerk romances like "The Notebook," but it's a hard-to-swallow, maudlin tale.
50
Such heart-tuggers have their appeal to some people in any era, but earnest hokum of this nature has become increasingly rare. And for a reason.
40
As the world's most chipper recovering coma patient, McAdams is a beautiful blank. There's not a single moment when her character feels real, or as if she genuinely has anything at stake. So it's a good thing Tatum steps up to add a little depth to this unabashedly lightweight venture.
38
The Vow is a sopping hankie of a romance for women who love to suffer and the men who love them.
25
Even viewers who are an easy touch for romance movies will find this heavy-handed.
25
It's a tragedy, really: According to the hapless team who made the movie, Our Paige is a relatively interesting young liberal who knows her own mind before the accident and a rather tedious, girlish conservative who fusses about keeping her hair smooth afterwards.

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