Movies Like Around the World in 80 Days

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92% Guardians of the Galaxy $17.2M
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37% If I Stay $15.7M
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18% When The Game Stands Tall $8.4M
34% The Expendables 3 $6.5M
32% The Giver $6.4M
45% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For $6.3M
66% The Hundred-Foot Journey $5.3M
19% Into The Storm $3.8M

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82% Satisfaction: Season 1
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82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
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Around the World in 80 Days Reviews

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Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com

Not only the beginning of cameos, this was also the beginning of large, flashy, special-effects ladden spectacles that did more for the dazzling of the eye than it did for the mind.

Full Review Source: Zap2it.com | Original Score: 2/4

November 14, 2002
Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central

Michael Anderson's direction couldn't be more unimaginative and flat. A movie like this should be swimming in creative whimsy, and a sense of wonder. There's nothing of that sort here.

Full Review Source: Film Geek Central | Original Score: 1/4

July 9, 2013
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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An interminable travelogue interspersed with sketches in which star-spotting affords some relief.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

The novelty these far-flung places must have had for a 1956 audience is a bit lessened for the viewer today.

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

August 6, 2002
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Just goes to show you what dreck can win the Oscar if you got the money and know how to promote your product.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C

June 24, 2008
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

This is the worst film to win the Best Picture Oscar.

Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies | Original Score: 1.5/5

September 10, 2006
Douglas Pratt
Movie City News

The movie has not aged well. Many of the performances are arch, playing the comedy broadly, which is blandly predictable as the film grinds on and on.

Full Review Source: Movie City News | Original Score: 2.5

February 15, 2005
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

This 1956 multi-Oscar winner has probably aged badly during the intervening years.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle

March 10, 2003
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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Proof that you can buy an Academy Award.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

December 12, 2006
Glenn Dunks
Quickflix

It is by far too long and has lost a significant amount of its wonder, but spending a rainy Sunday afternoon with Verne's adventure seeking story is a surprisingly easy, diverting experience.

Full Review Source: Quickflix | Original Score: C+

March 4, 2014
Tony Sloman
Radio Times

An epic very much of its time, this vastly entertaining star-studded travelogue was put together (with some difficulty) by the great showman Michael Todd.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 4/5

January 28, 2014
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Big, loud, flashy fun. But "Best Picture"? I don't think so.

| Original Score: 3/5

April 17, 2005
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com

80 Days is pure fluff, but it's so delightful in its fluffiness that the lack of any real depth doesn't matter.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

February 9, 2005
Variety Staff
Variety
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With a smash lineup of stars in major and minor parts, Todd has turned out a surefire hit.

Full Review Source: Variety

January 28, 2008
Jon Fortgang
Film4

Thanks to its grand scale and great central performances by Niven and Cantinflas, the original fantastic voyage still holds up very respectably.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 18, 2009
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

The cast of thousands and absurb scenarios overcomes the overlong oddities in the movie.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

June 8, 2004
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

Around the World in Eighty Days may have its faults and lost some of its original allure, but it remains a sure-bet even today.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

May 18, 2004
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

lavishly entertaining epic

| Original Score: 4/5

April 18, 2005
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

| Original Score: 3/5

May 24, 2004
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

An amusing trip around the world in a style befitting Jules Verne, Around the World in 80 Days lives up to its hype as a massive, glossy epic.

| Original Score: 3/4

November 8, 2006
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