The Vow

The Vow

Based on the true story of a newlywed couple recovering from an accident that puts the wife in a coma. She wakes up with severe memory loss and can’t remember any of her life with her new husband…so he has to fight to win her heart all over again. 2.0 out of 5 based on 12 reviews
The Vow

Omniscore:

Certificate 12A
Genre Drama, Romance
Director Michael Sucsy
Cast Channing Tatum, Sam Neill, Scott Speedman, Jessica Lange, Kristina Pesic, Lucas Bryant, Brittney Irvin Rachel McAdams
Studio Sony Pictures UK
Release Date February 2012
Running Time 104 mins
 

Based on the true story of a newlywed couple recovering from an accident that puts the wife in a coma. She wakes up with severe memory loss and can’t remember any of her life with her new husband…so he has to fight to win her heart all over again.

Reviews

Empire Magazine

Helen O'Hara

Amnesia, the most cinematic form of brain damage, is once again the focus ... It’s a premise so melodramatic it screams true story, but thankfully this is intelligently written and sensitively played.

06/02/2012

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Time Out

Anna Smith

As a superficial look at a weird situation, it’s reasonably diverting. But the narrative errs on the side of slowness and emotions are kept at arm’s length ... this makes ‘The Vow’ a more sensible, realistic film – but it may leave expectant romantics with hankies to spare.

06/02/2012

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Total Film

Emma Dibdin

This is one of those movie worlds in which rejecting a bourgeois existence means living in a vast Chicago apartment with its own art studio, where you spend all day faffing about with collages. But the filmmakers do resist the temptation of a sweeping reunion or climactic “a-ha!” moment, and it’s in the understated ending that reality makes itself felt.

07/02/2012

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The Times

Wendy Ide

A soggy, contrived melodrama which fortunately posesses its own miraculous amnesiac qualities.

10/02/2012

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The Scotsman

Alistair Harkness

If Nicholas Sparks had written the The Bourne Identity, the movie version might have up ended looking something like this amusingly awful romantic drama.

09/02/2012

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Screen

Tim Grierson

A smarter, better film would have raised the possibility that perhaps Paige’s old life held possibilities for happiness as well, but The Vow is much more comfortable presenting Leo and his anti-materialist worldview as the true path to contentment and demonizing all those who support Paige’s embrace of her previous life.

08/02/2012

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The Financial Times

Nigel Andrews

Rom-tradge? That and rom-trudge: winsomely scripted, longwinded and squandering talent in small roles.

09/02/2012

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The Guardian

Henry Barnes

Brave is the weepie that flirts with the concept of love dying before people.

09/02/2012

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The Evening Standard

The Evening Standard

Unnervingly dumb...

10/02/2012

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The Independent

Anthony Quinn

Tatum's a bit of a plank at the best of times, and McAdams's reversion from kooky artist to sorority square has no emotional clout. Best forgotten.

10/02/2012

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The Observer

Philip French

A painfully humourless affair that I expect to have forgotten by the time this review appears.

12/02/2012

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The Sunday Times

Edward Porter

The creative team seem to have suffered a memory lapse of their own: they forgot to include even a hint of the melodramatic pizazz such films need.

12/02/2012

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