Stealth (2005)

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Critic Consensus: Loud, preposterous, and predictable, Stealth borrows heavily and unsucessfully from Top Gun and 2001.

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The latest innovation in high-tech defense hardware turns out to have a very dangerous mind of its own in this action thriller. Kara Wade (Jessica Biel), Henry Purcell (Jamie Foxx), and Ben Gannon (Josh Lucas) are three highly ranked U.S. Navy pilots who are part of a top-secret project involving the next generation of stealth fighter technology, the Talon Jet. Wade, Purcell, and Gannon are surprised when their commander, Captain George Cummings (Sam Shepard), introduces them to the new member of their team -- "Edi," an "extreme deep invader" developed as part of the "Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle" program. Utilizing the latest innovations in artificial intelligence, Edi is a computer-based flight controller that will take over the wingman's position in the team's formation, and while the pilots initially balk, Edi performs admirably in its first mission. However, after Edi is struck by lightning on a return trip, the computer's circuits and software begin to change in unexpected ways, and Edi not only begins to think for itself, it begins to violate direct orders. During a mission investigating the forces of a dangerous Chinese extremist, Edi starts an attack that could launch World War III, and it's up to Wade, Purcell, and Gannon to stop both Edi and its dangerous plan before it's too late. Stealth also stars Joe Morton and Richard Roxburgh.
Rating:
PG-13 (for intense action, some violence, brief strong language and innuendo)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Mystery & Suspense , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Cast

Josh Lucas
as Lt. Ben Gannon
Jessica Biel
as Lt. Kara Wade
Jamie Foxx
as Lt. Henry Purcell
Sam Shepard
as Capt. George Cummings
Richard Roxburgh
as Dr. Keith Orbit
Joe Morton
as Capt. Dick Marshfield
Ian Bliss
as Lt. Aaron Shaftsbury
Ebon Moss-Bachrach
as Josh Hudson
Michael Denkha
as Naval Controller
Megan Gale
as Orbit's Secretary
Rocky Helton
as Master at Arms
Clayton Adams
as USS Abraham Lincoln Sailor
Maurice Morgan
as USS Abraham Lincoln Sailor
Christopher Naismith
as USS Abraham Lincoln Sailor
Charles Ndibe
as USS Abraham Lincoln Sailor
Nicholas Hammond
as Executive Officer
Joel Tobeck
as Civilian
John Waters
as Civilian Doctor
Sara Saliba
as Korean Girl
Jim Diamond
as Rangoon Terrorist
Jaffar Hussain
as Rangoon Terrorist
Gary Quay
as Rangoon Terrorist
Jason Lee
as Yune
Rowan Schlosberg
as EDI Technician
Jason Chan
as EDI Technician
Mathew Wilkinson
as EDI Technician
Johann Walraven
as EDI Technician
Randall Mettam
as Naval Controller
Lucia Mastrantone
as Naval Controller
Dorian Nkono
as Naval Controller
Miles Paras
as Naval Controller
Ali Ammouchi
as Naval Controller
Adriano Capelletta
as Naval Controller
Blazey Best
as Naval Controller
Paul Pantano
as Naval Controller
Alexandra Davies
as Ben's Date
Ilya Morelle
as Russian Pilot
Nikolai Nikolaeff
as Russian Pilot
Warwick Young
as Russian Pilot
Paul Donazzan
as Russian Pilot
Vanessa Trezise
as Newscaster
Matthew Jorgensen
as Barricade Officer
Colby Sanders
as Aviation Plane Captain
Diego Corral
as Ships Safety Officer
Jaypetch Toonchalong
as Henry's Thai Girlfriend
Robert L. Keane
as Aircraft Carrier Chaplain
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Critic Reviews for Stealth

All Critics (138) | Top Critics (34)

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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | September 25, 2005
AV Club
Top Critic

If we're going to be fighting the war on terror in perpetuity, could we at least get better movies out of it?

Full Review… | August 2, 2005
Village Voice
Top Critic

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.

August 1, 2005
Ebert & Roeper
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It's not new. It's not interesting. I wish it would go away.

Full Review… | July 29, 2005
Washington Post
Top Critic

Aiming to join the Jerry BruckheimerJerry Bruckheimer/Michael BayMichael Bay school of American movie war games, Stealth is just too dumb to make the grade.

Full Review… | July 29, 2005
Variety
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Audience Reviews for Stealth

This is movie is about 3 Navy pilots who are introduced to a computerised fighter technology. Good cast but plot and special effects were average.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

½

Nothing special with some adequate action sequences. Full review later.

Thomas Bowler
Thomas Bowler

Super Reviewer

½

A computer controlled hi-tec fighter plane goes haywire and decides to take matters into its own hands and bomb Russia without orders. The Fast And The Furious director Rob Cohen's formula of frenetic action and laughably bad writing takes to the air in this CGI infested update of Top Gun. An aeronautical version of KITT from Knight Rider goes wrong, and then stops going wrong for no particular reason to gang up with some pretty people and find an excuse to to blow the crap out of unknown, faceless "terrorists" and North Koreans (for reasons that are far from obvious). The characters are the usual collection of gung ho cartoons, with Jamie Foxx seemingly standing in for Cuba Gooding Jr as a particularly painful black stereotype and the plot is a load of comic strip nonsense that's no more than an excuse for a series of shaky cammed firework displays. Having said all that, like TFATF it's mildly entertaining in an utterly brainless kind of way and if you're in a alcohol induced semi-vegetative state as I was, it passes the time. Just have some mildly lecherous thoughts about Biel/Lucas depending on taste and try not to think about it; the script writer obviously didn't.

xGary Xx
xGary Xx

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