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

Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Bullz-Eye.com
July 5, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bill Clark
FromTheBalcony
June 20, 2005
Entertaining, but brainless, popcorn fun.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
March 7, 2005
If I had seen this film before the original, I might have actually preferred it.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
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
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
February 26, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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
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
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
January 3, 2005
Imagine-a Hollywood action film with real settings, real props and real people.
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
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
December 27, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
December 26, 2004
If the praise seems faint, it's nevertheless praise -- this Flight of the Phoenix may not soar, but it manages to get itself airborne.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
December 26, 2004
It's a serviceable adventure film that does the job in less time than the original film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anthony Del Valle
Las Vegas Mercury
December 23, 2004
If there's one thing you can be sure of, modern remakes of older movies always have better crashes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Susan Granger
rec.arts.movies.reviews
December 21, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
December 20, 2004
A movie about people sitting around the desert with nothing to do runs a high risk of being dull, but Phoenix has enough wit, energy and charisma to keep soaring.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
December 19, 2004
John Moore's remake doesn't come close to upstaging its predecessor...and yet it doesn't exactly humiliate itself either.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
December 17, 2004
Plane and simple!
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Top Critic
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
December 17, 2004
This is high-carb filmmaking at its finest.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Top Critic

Time Out
February 9, 2006

Sydney Morning Herald
January 17, 2006
Top Critic

AV Club
September 26, 2005
Top Critic

Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005

BBC.com
March 1, 2005
Top Critic

Arizona Republic
December 27, 2004
Top Critic

Denver Post
December 27, 2004
Top Critic

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
December 27, 2004

ComingSoon.net
December 27, 2004
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
December 27, 2004

Boston Phoenix
December 27, 2004

Premiere Magazine
December 21, 2004
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