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Stealth Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
July 29, 2005
Stealth flirts with competence when it reprises Behind Enemy Lines, and staggers into hilarious ineptitude when it borrows from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
July 27, 2005
Despite its creative premise involving a robotic and intelligent fighter jet which goes bad, is remarkably uncreative in coming up with a story that actually makes use of this cool toy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 12, 2005
Weakly written and cynically contrived ...
Read More | Original Score: D
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
August 4, 2005
The blueprints for Stealth called for long-forgotten spare parts, and the end result will likely cause a box-office crash.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
July 28, 2005
Stealth is a offense against taste, intelligence and the noise pollution code -- a dumbed-down Top Gun crossed with the HAL 9000 plot from 2001.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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James Berardinelli
July 28, 2005
Overlong, disjointed, and rarely compelling, Stealth has the capacity to put viewers into a catatonic state.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
July 28, 2005
Its name is a likely indicator of its performance at the box office.
Read More | Original Score: C
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
July 31, 2005
Doesn't really generate any emotion at all other than apathy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Michael Szymanski
Sci-Fi Weekly
August 29, 2005
Ultimately, however, how much can you act when you're confined most of the time in an ultra-cramped cockpit -- even if you do have a golden statuette?
Full Review | Original Score: C
Scott Weinberg
July 28, 2005
This movie hated me from the opening scene; two hours later, the feeling was more than mutual.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
July 28, 2005
The movie does deliver the video game goods but strands its characters in a no-man's-land of crude characterizations and silly dialogue.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
August 1, 2005
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.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
July 28, 2005
You know the old joke about military intelligence being an oxymoron? Stealth proves it.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
Todd Gilchrist
July 30, 2005
Stealth is about absolutely nothing, and pretty much everything at the same time: terrorism, technology, warfare, grungy alt-rock, conflicted choices and cool flying footage.
Chris Barsanti
July 28, 2005
Almost apocalyptic in its stupidity
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
July 28, 2005
If Stealth were a recruitment film for aircraft-carrier duty, one would be tempted to say, 'Mission accomplished.' As a feature film, it's a washout.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
July 26, 2005
Reflects Cohen's own aesthetic modus operandi of replacing all traces of humanity with digitized artificiality.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Eric D. Snider
July 28, 2005
When your movie is about a magical talking airplane, and yet the magical talking airplane is not the silliest thing about the movie, then you should not make any more movies.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
July 29, 2005
It's not new. It's not interesting. I wish it would go away.
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
July 28, 2005
Has the makings of a kitsch classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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