Vantage Point is a mindless thriller posing as a Rashomon-esque puzzle in which we see the same event from different points of view to arrive at the truth. In this case, the event is the assassination of the president at a conference in Spain.

The film stars Dennis Quaid, Sigourney Weaver, Matthew Fox and Forest Whitaker; None of them are given much to work with. Each of their points of view adds very little in the way of character, suspense or mystery.

Instead, we see the same event replayed endlessly with no effect. The film’s ineptness is summed up by the choice to reveal one of the major plot twists in the trailer.

Grade: C-

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