VANTAGE POINT (2008 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.9|5.0 Starsììì

Vantage Point retells the assassination attempt of a United States’ president from eight different viewpoints. Even though each viewpoint adds more information to solving the mystery of who to assign responsibility for the assassination attempt, the movie’s story runs into monotonousness due to the constant retelling of the story.

Storyline

United States President Ashton’s (William Hurt) double is assassinated in Spain; the real president is kidnapped. Eight different viewpoints of the presidential assassination attempt are used to place responsibility for the scheme.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Pete Travis for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Callum Greene, Tania Landau, and Lynwood Spinks for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Thomas Barnes (Dennis Quaid), Kent Taylor (Matthew Fox), Howard Lewis (Forest Whitaker), Phil McCullough (Bruce McGill), Javier (Edgar Ramirez), Suarez (Said Taghmaoul), Veronica (Ayelet Zurer), Angie Jones (Zoe Saldana), Rex Brooks (Sigourney Weaver), Ted Heinkin (James Le Gros), Enrique (Eduardo Noriega), and Holden (Richard T. Jones).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This film plays as a thriller, but it’s definitely not on the best of the thriller movies’ list.

Ben Meyers

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