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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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In the original script, the tourist was a Russian named Lewicki. When Forest Whitaker auditioned for a different role, Pete Travis was so impressed that he rewrote the tourist as an American and offered the role to him. See more »

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Agent Barnes is on his cell phone when he steals the blue Astra from a Spaniard. As he gets in the car, the camera shows a clutch pedal and a gas pedal. Barnes shifts the car into first gear, talks on his phone, and drives for about 40 seconds without shifting out of first gear. 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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For people who like thrillers, action and car chases
16 February 2008 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

I was lucky enough to watch it during an event of a company I work for. I really enjoyed this movie, because of it's editing, wonderful actors and full packed action.

The movie tells the same story from 8 different persepectives, most of them from a character view, makes the puzzle clear till the end. Some puzzle parts can be guessed but this makes the movie so fun to watch.

Matthew fox acting could be better, but the others are convincing. Cheers to Ayelet Zorer, an Israeli actress who surprises again with her beauty and acting.

If you like thriller, action and car chases all in same movie then this movie is for you.


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