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Vantage Point (2008)

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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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8 Strangers. 8 Points of View. 1 Truth. See more »


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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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As the cars are driving down the stairs, the front bumper of Taylor's police car is clearly crushed and hanging off, yet it's intact for the rest of the scene. 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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a film for less fortunate
14 April 2008 | by (Croatia) – See all my reviews

i can not believe there are only 4.3% (631) intelligent voters(viewers)on this page. if you want to watch obvious black&white propaganda, watch soviet silent films. they are at least qualitatively directed. the structure of vantage point doesn't make any sense because every next story gives similar view to the story before. 8 strangers, 1 view and no truth. although i think that enough is said in the first sentence i guess i'll have to fill all ten lines. only problem is that the movie is empty so i don't know why bother with a long comment. instead i can recommend watching eisenstein and dovzhenko. they are the masters of editing and naive socrealism elements in their films can be ignored, while in vantage point they can't be ignored and this kind of 8 part divided structure doesn't make any sense because there is only ONE view. and of course, no truth


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