Flight of the Navigator Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 29, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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Catherine Bray
Time Out
January 26, 2006
One for the none too discerning youngster.
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
Instead of creating an eye-opening panorama, Flight of the Navigator looks through the small end of the telescope. Life on Earth is magnified but without an expansive vision.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 27, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5

Film4
May 24, 2003
The special effects and gadgetry start to detract from a human story that is only vaguely hinted at.
Tom Cunneff
People Magazine
April 1, 2014
Cramer gives a spirited performance as the title character. Director Randal Kleiser uses a deft touch with his material. The result is a Navigator that's out-of-this-world fun for adults as well as children.
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
April 1, 2014
Flight of the Navigator, in spite of a rough beginning, soars as it should, taking a child on the journey of his life.
Paul M. Bradshaw
Total Film
April 1, 2014
The early CG FX have aged remarkably well, while the slow build-up makes the Spielbergian space adventure all the more fantastic.
Sarah Wenk
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
An exciting time travel adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John Ferguson
Radio Times
April 1, 2014
This appealing children's adventure has just enough quirky touches to keep adults involved as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
April 17, 2005
Weirdly entertaining kiddie space adventure.
| Original Score: 3/5
Joe Baltake
Philadelphia Daily News
April 1, 2014
The brain-assaulting sci-fi second half of Flight of the Navigator is made palpable by Cramer, who deftly conveys anguish during the first half. Now, he wants to go home and his gung-ho attitude makes every dumb effect exciting.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 9, 2014
Appealing children's sci-fi fantasy film, that follows the squeaky-clean Disney formula.
Full Review | Original Score: B
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 25, 2010
Innocuously entertaining...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
December 14, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
James Hill
BET.com
November 8, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
September 7, 2004
Pee-wee Herman voices the main robot. If that ain't enough said, you're hopeless.
| Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
| Original Score: 3/5
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Pat Graham
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
At times a bit too precious, especially inside the young navigator's spacecraft, but the warm regard for character, as well as for our often-inhospitable planetary home, makes for a reasonably good time.
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Caryn James
New York Times
May 20, 2003
This is a film with its head in the clouds, its feet on the ground and -- just often enough -- its heart on its sleeve, in which space-age special effects take second place to family emotions.
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