Stealth Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic
July 29, 2005

Stealth flirts with competence when it reprises Behind Enemy Lines, and staggers into hilarious ineptitude when it borrows from 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
July 27, 2005

Despite its creative premise involving a robotic and intelligent fighter jet which goes bad, is remarkably uncreative in coming up with a story that actually makes use of this cool toy.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 12, 2005

Weakly written and cynically contrived ...

Full Review | Original Score: D
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
August 4, 2005

The blueprints for Stealth called for long-forgotten spare parts, and the end result will likely cause a box-office crash.

| Original Score: 1/4
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic
July 28, 2005

Stealth is a offense against taste, intelligence and the noise pollution code -- a dumbed-down Top Gun crossed with the HAL 9000 plot from 2001.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
James Berardinelli
Top Critic
July 28, 2005

Overlong, disjointed, and rarely compelling, Stealth has the capacity to put viewers into a catatonic state.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
July 28, 2005

Its name is a likely indicator of its performance at the box office.

| Original Score: C
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
July 31, 2005

Doesn't really generate any emotion at all other than apathy.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Michael Szymanski
Sci-Fi Weekly
August 29, 2005

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?

Full Review | Original Score: C
Scott Weinberg
July 28, 2005

This movie hated me from the opening scene; two hours later, the feeling was more than mutual.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic
July 28, 2005

The movie does deliver the video game goods but strands its characters in a no-man's-land of crude characterizations and silly dialogue.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic
August 1, 2005

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.

Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
July 28, 2005

You know the old joke about military intelligence being an oxymoron? Stealth proves it.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Todd Gilchrist
July 30, 2005

Stealth is about absolutely nothing, and pretty much everything at the same time: terrorism, technology, warfare, grungy alt-rock, conflicted choices and cool flying footage.

Chris Barsanti
July 28, 2005

Almost apocalyptic in its stupidity

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic
July 28, 2005

If Stealth were a recruitment film for aircraft-carrier duty, one would be tempted to say, 'Mission accomplished.' As a feature film, it's a washout.

| Original Score: 1.5/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
July 26, 2005

Reflects Cohen's own aesthetic modus operandi of replacing all traces of humanity with digitized artificiality.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Eric D. Snider
July 28, 2005

When your movie is about a magical talking airplane, and yet the magical talking airplane is not the silliest thing about the movie, then you should not make any more movies.

Full Review | Original Score: D
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
Top Critic
July 29, 2005

It's not new. It's not interesting. I wish it would go away.

Manohla Dargis
New York Times
Top Critic
July 28, 2005

Has the makings of a kitsch classic.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009

David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
August 5, 2005

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic
July 29, 2005

Boston Phoenix
July 30, 2005

AV Club
Top Critic
September 26, 2005

Sydney Morning Herald
January 17, 2006

Time Out
Top Critic
June 24, 2006

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