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Stealth Reviews

August 2, 2005
If we're going to be fighting the war on terror in perpetuity, could we at least get better movies out of it?
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.
July 29, 2005
It's not new. It's not interesting. I wish it would go away.
July 29, 2005
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.
July 29, 2005
Stealth manages to be so ridiculously unconvincing you think you're watching a live-action version of last year's sublime action-movie puppet satire Team America.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 29, 2005
Rob Cohen's airborne adventure Stealth commits the cardinal sin for an action movie: It's very, very dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 29, 2005
No matter how hard Cohen flogs it, whips it, beats it, shakes it, kicks it and prods it with a sharp stick, Stealth, his latest, just doesn't spring to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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
July 29, 2005
Harsh and tasteless, it doesn't even qualify as a popcorn movie. Popcorn, at least, has some taste to it, and a certain airiness.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 29, 2005
Stealth succeeds in satisfying a dozen different pubescent fantasies while simultaneously violating every aspect of logic and good taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 29, 2005
Beyond mind-numbing explosions, Stealth's effects are good, especially the whooshing flight scenes. But as Eddie shows, humanity matters, and computer wizardry won't fill an empty plot.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 29, 2005
Cohen is no stranger to cornball excess but Stealth is his chef-d'oeuvre, a movie so audaciously preposterous and jingoistic it plays like a parody of the genre.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
July 29, 2005
[Stealth] is the filmic embodiment of all that is indulgent, gratuitous and downright dumb in pop culture.
Read More | Original Score: D
July 29, 2005
Stealth doesn't so much crash and burn as just fly and fade into its CGI-created sunset.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 29, 2005
Hollywood hokum? Absolutely. Pop-culture propaganda? Perhaps. Yet Stealth goes beyond feeding our popcorn proclivities.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 29, 2005
Stealth is a pretty fair military-hardware action movie until you start thinking about it -- at which point it turns incredibly sour in your mouth.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
July 29, 2005
The latest and, in many ways, most preposterous hunk of big-screen action to come out of Hollywood in some time.
Read More | Original Score: C-
July 29, 2005
Stealth is so over-painted with CGI that it doesn't look as real as the sequence starring Shepard that inspired it in The Right Stuff, a movie made with model airplanes.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
July 29, 2005
Stealth is flimsy and forgettable, but it does have a few worthy action and special-effects sequences.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 28, 2005
A slick piece of summer entertainment that is counting on elaborate special effects to make its derivative, convoluted story line all but irrelevant.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 28, 2005
The dialogue is often drowned out by engine noise.
July 28, 2005
Has the makings of a kitsch classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 28, 2005
While Stealth repeatedly hits air pockets of plot nonsense, Cohen provides [fun] in abundance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
July 28, 2005
It ain't brain surgery, but Stealth is one of the smartest stupid movies of the summer.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 28, 2005
The movie is absolutely consistent -- it's just as wildly improbable at the end as in the beginning.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 28, 2005
Stealth's strengths are obvious -- high-tech marvels and a good cast -- so are its flaws. At its worst moments, a mad robot seems to have taken over the movie, too.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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
July 28, 2005
After 110 minutes of this, atheists will storm monasteries and acrophobics will scale redwood trees, anything to find an oasis of calm.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 28, 2005
The sort of movie that makes you pine for Michael Bay.
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
July 28, 2005
Move over, Michael Bay. The Island is no longer the loudest, dumbest movie of the summer.
Read More | Original Score: D
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
July 27, 2005
The stars are asked to chew on the driest of technobabble, and to strike poses of flyboy and flygirl moxie that make them look callow rather than heroic.
Full Review | Original Score: c