Lindbergh's biggest dilemma on the flight was trying to stay awake. To a large extent, it's ours, too.
| Original Score: 5/10
The adventure of the historical making flight was captured, but not its spirit.
| Original Score: C
...in the end, the long film becomes almost as tedious as the flight that inspired it.
| Original Score: 3/5
| Original Score: 5/5
Stewart, who was nominated for five best actor Oscars -- his one win was for "The Philadelphia Story" (1940) -- turns in perhaps his most impressive feat.
| Original Score: 4/4
Not one of Billy Wilder's best efforts -- still has some interest because of James Stewart's performance, which is very nearly a one-man show.
Spirit is a James Stewart one-man show.
Billy Wilder's movie isn't particularly daring in its telling, but as a piece of American -- and world -- history, The Spirit of St. Louis is something everyone should see.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
It's quite engrossing, with the period trappings lovingly presented.
| Original Score: 4/5
Fascinating, albeit tedious, telling of the Lindbergh flight.
Loved it as a kid. Might not wear well now.
A haunting recollection of one of the thrilling events of our times has been handsomely staged by Mr. Wilder, and for that you should see the film.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Not one of Billy Wilder's strong features, this biopic of the ace flyer is too conventional, lacking the helmer's more characteristic humor, irony, cynicism.
| Original Score: B-