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Stealth (2005)

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Average Rating: 3.8/10
Reviews Counted: 138
Fresh: 18 | Rotten: 120

Loud, preposterous, and predictable, Stealth borrows heavily and unsucessfully from Top Gun and 2001.

6

Average Rating: 3.5/10
Critic Reviews: 34
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 32

Loud, preposterous, and predictable, Stealth borrows heavily and unsucessfully from Top Gun and 2001.

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The latest innovation in high-tech defense hardware turns out to have a very dangerous mind of its own in this action thriller. Kara Wade (Jessica Biel), Henry Purcell (Jamie Foxx), and Ben Gannon (Josh Lucas) are three highly ranked U.S. Navy pilots who are part of a top-secret project involving the next generation of stealth fighter technology, the Talon Jet. Wade, Purcell, and Gannon are surprised when their commander, Captain George Cummings (Sam Shepard), introduces them to the new member

Jan 29, 2008

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All Critics (149) | Top Critics (36) | Fresh (18) | Rotten (120) | DVD (21)

If we're going to be fighting the war on terror in perpetuity, could we at least get better movies out of it?

August 2, 2005 Full Review Source: Village Voice
Village Voice
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Cohen undermines his own effort to make a 21st century Top Gun by using so many quick cuts and zooms that we can't even appreciate the action sequences. I almost got motion sickness.

August 1, 2005 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
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It's not new. It's not interesting. I wish it would go away.

July 29, 2005 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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Aiming to join the Jerry BruckheimerJerry Bruckheimer/Michael BayMichael Bay school of American movie war games, Stealth is just too dumb to make the grade.

July 29, 2005 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety
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Stealth manages to be so ridiculously unconvincing you think you're watching a live-action version of last year's sublime action-movie puppet satire Team America.

July 29, 2005 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
Toronto Star
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Rob Cohen's airborne adventure Stealth commits the cardinal sin for an action movie: It's very, very dull.

July 29, 2005 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
Seattle Times
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...a crude Jerry Bruckheimer knock-off with a laughably insipid script...

June 21, 2009 Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com
ColeSmithey.com

Memorable for being forgettable.

March 1, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Neither entertaining nor exciting, the dumb and noisy Stealth will hopefully live up to its name by fading quietly from movie theaters.

October 11, 2006
Christianity Today

It's basically the videogame version of Top Gun... on steroids!

December 6, 2005 Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

Undoubtedly a perfect example of everything that's wrong with contemporary action flicks, although the movie isn't quite as bad as it's been made out to be.

December 6, 2005 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

... a chocolate-coated mothball, tasty enough on the outside but unsafe to swallow...

December 2, 2005 Full Review Source: MovieCrypt.com
MovieCrypt.com

A technical marvel, but an uninvolving failure at an emotional level.

November 11, 2005 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

Ends up resembling its robot plane: fast, sleek, soulless and monotone.

September 23, 2005 Full Review Source: IGN Movies
IGN Movies

I went into this film not expecting much. I was pleasantly surprised.

September 19, 2005 Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope
Laramie Movie Scope

Há boas idéias espalhadas aleatoriamente ao longo do roteiro; pena que são massacradas pela presença organizada de bobagens.

September 2, 2005
Cinema em Cena

Ultimately, however, how much can you act when you're confined most of the time in an ultra-cramped cockpit -- even if you do have a golden statuette?

August 29, 2005 Full Review Source: Sci-Fi Weekly
Sci-Fi Weekly

Stealth offers a plot so laughably preposterous that you halfway expect instructions to flash on the screen with a point tally in the corner.

August 29, 2005 Full Review
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)

Just imagine the hilarious genre-spoofing Team America: World Police sans puppets without the jokes...

August 20, 2005 Full Review Source: Richmond.com

Some of us, however, are at least as interested in software as hardware, which often makes Stealth tedious going.

August 20, 2005 Full Review Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Some genuinely enjoyable and surprisingly dove-like parts, hidden in a clumsy homage to 2001.

August 18, 2005 Full Review Source: Cinerina

Weakly written and cynically contrived ...

August 12, 2005 Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

It's hard to completely hate this, hokey as it is, because you still want to root for the good guys in the end.

August 12, 2005 Full Review Source: TheMovieChicks.com

For at least the first hour, Stealth is a SAEBCPSOS (Shockingly and Excruciatingly Boring Columbia Pictures Sack of S---).

August 10, 2005 Full Review Source: Seattle Weekly
Seattle Weekly

Stealth isn't clever and has no sense of humour about itself.

August 9, 2005 Full Review

More of a flying turkey than a tale of airborne action, "Stealth" begins to nosedive moments from its liftoff until it spirals out of control about half-way through.

August 9, 2005 Full Review
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Audience Reviews for Stealth

This is movie is about 3 Navy pilots who are introduced to a computerised fighter technology. Good cast but plot and special effects were average.
September 2, 2012
thmtsang
T Tsang

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A nice idea but ultimately this film is ridiculous. The script is awful, the characters aren't very well developed and the camera is unnecessarily shaky at all times. There is something quite worrying about the casual killing of foreigners for no apparent reason. I thought Josh Lucas was quite good though, he's a good actor, shame he doesn't seem to have got a break!
August 30, 2011
SirPant

Super Reviewer

Nothing special with some adequate action sequences. Full review later.
August 21, 2010
TomBowler
Thomas Bowler

Super Reviewer

A computer controlled hi-tec fighter plane goes haywire and decides to take matters into its own hands and bomb Russia without orders. The Fast And The Furious director Rob Cohen's formula of frenetic action and laughably bad writing takes to the air in this CGI infested update of Top Gun. An aeronautical version of KITT from Knight Rider goes wrong, and then stops going wrong for no particular reason to gang up with some pretty people and find an excuse to to blow the crap out of unknown, faceless "terrorists" and North Koreans (for reasons that are far from obvious). The characters are the usual collection of gung ho cartoons, with Jamie Foxx seemingly standing in for Cuba Gooding Jr as a particularly painful black stereotype and the plot is a load of comic strip nonsense that's no more than an excuse for a series of shaky cammed firework displays. Having said all that, like TFATF it's mildly entertaining in an utterly brainless kind of way and if you're in a alcohol induced semi-vegetative state as I was, it passes the time. Just have some mildly lecherous thoughts about Biel/Lucas depending on taste and try not to think about it; the script writer obviously didn't.
May 31, 2010
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