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Flight of the Phoenix Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Exciting (but intense) adventure for older kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
April 18, 2009
Remake of Robert Aldrich's revered 1965 classic would be 15% better if not for its abysmal use of pop music, and 100% better if Aldrich's son William had never thought to ride on his father's coattails by producing it in the first place.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today
September 22, 2006
This is one flight that never quite gets off the ground.
| Original Score: 2/4
Bill Clark
June 20, 2005
Entertaining, but brainless, popcorn fun.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
April 13, 2005
Flight of the Phoenix ignores the human drama to focus on cockamamie setbacks that are harder to swallow than the plane's motor oil.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Mark R. Leeper
March 7, 2005
If I had seen this film before the original, I might have actually preferred it.
Full Review| Original Score: 8/10
Joe Utichi
March 7, 2005
It's never more than ridiculous popcorn fun, but the fun is thin on the ground.
Full Review | Original Score: 44/100
Matthew Turner
March 5, 2005
Competent, watchable remake that improves on the special effects and running time but loses the moral complexity and the character work of the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Cornelius
February 28, 2005
This new Phoenix makes too many mistakes, the biggest one being the mistake of confusing 'modernizing' with 'dumbing down.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
February 17, 2005
...it's not tense enough, realistic enough, or exciting enough to lift it much beyond the ordinary.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
January 13, 2005
Frankly, it's painful to watch such a strong cast struggle so desperately to hold the film together while it falls apart around them
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum
January 9, 2005
Plenty of action is here in this exciting remake of the earlier classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Pablo Villaša
Cinema em Cena
January 6, 2005
Em vez de corrigir os pontos fracos do filme original, inclui uma sÚrie de novos defeitos que comprometem irremediavelmente o resultado final.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
January 5, 2005
'Despite all its flaws, this Phoenix rises to an acceptable entertainment level.'
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
January 4, 2005
Pop quiz: What's worse than a disaster flick? Answer: A remake of a disaster flick.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
January 3, 2005
Imagine-a Hollywood action film with real settings, real props and real people.
Angela Baldassarre
January 3, 2005
"Flight of the Phoenix" looks great. If only they would've shifted some of the budget towards the writers.**
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
December 27, 2004
Tension, teamwork and a lust for life fuel this admirable remake of the popular 1965 Jimmy Stewart film.
| Original Score: 3/4
Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week
December 27, 2004
If you think sweltering UV rays, deadly sandstorms and dwindling water sources are bad, you haven't had to contend with Giovanni Ribisi's heinous new bleach blond hair
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
December 26, 2004
Flight of the Phoenix is further proof of Hollywood's inexorable decline from greatness.
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