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September 19, 2019

"Vantage Point"

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Talk about a movie that grabs you from the outset, this one sure did me.

"Vantage Point" is intense, fast-paced, and full of twists and turns, perhaps a few too many towards the end what with the now pretty-much-obligatory car chase through crowded city streets (impressive even if it was a bit much) pushing the film to an ending with far too many coincidences to be even semi-plausible.


Dennis Quaid — whose films I generally avoid — is very believable and so is Forest Whitaker, looking ever more asymmetrical as he ages; Sigourney Weaver did what she does best, i.e., seem intense and competent.

I must say I was surprised — in a good way — by some of the completely unexpected events that occurred along the way.


If you want to watch what I consider a masterpiece of conspiracy theory in the presidential arena, try "The Parallax View,"


Alan J. Pakula's 1974 take on the subject.

September 19, 2019 at 02:01 PM | Permalink


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