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MOVIE REVIEWS: THE VOW

February 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Vow Is the kind of movie that requires a package of Kleenex to sit through — a “weepie,” the critics call it. The problem, some of them say, is that it’s not weepie enough. Writes Betsy Sharkey in the Los Angeles Times: “This is a movie that leaves you wanting more. To care more, to cry more, to love more.” Or as Claudia Puig concludes in USA Today: The Vow makes little cinematic impact and will leave all but the most starry-eyed unmoved.” It’s another one of those amnesia movies that Hollywood seems to release at fixed intervals. But, says A.O. Scott in the New York Times, “the movie’s commitment to the blandest possible presentation of its central problem starts to seem perverse after a while.” But Elizabeth Weitzman in the New York Daily News suggests that moviegoers will probably look past the “pedestrian” script. She concludes, “There’s no shortage of viewers ready to embrace an old-fashioned, guilty-pleasure romance. If you’re among them, you’ll find just enough to sigh over here.”