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Amelia Reviews

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January 13, 2014
Unfortunately, the drama is nil, and the laughs come thick and fast.
Full Review | Original Score: D
July 21, 2012
As a rule, biopics are really hard to do, and that's because it's almost impossible to strike the perfect balance between truth and drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
July 6, 2010
What on the surface looks like a plush period piece with best picture aspirations, is actually a bland biopic of an otherwise interesting figure in Amelia.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 4, 2010
Stuart Dryburgh's sweeping panoramas of Canada and Cape Town %u2013 standing in for Nairobi, Papua New Guinea and Hawaii %u2013 deserve to be enjoyed on the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 12, 2010
Feels like a tomb, lending itself to a slow, quiet pace that's possibly meant to be reflective but is instead dirgelike.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
February 6, 2010
While Amelia was no airhead, the film flies above the fray, barely skimming the surface of a life and time, including traumatic world wars, the Great Depression and her mystery disappearance.
December 10, 2009
It has beautiful cinematography, a star performance that is shocking in its authenticity, a careful eye for nuance and detail and an irresistible blend of action and romance that should spell automatic success.
December 6, 2009
Watching Ms. Swank struggle to emote through carefully-patterned enunciation is an exercise in patience.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
November 28, 2009
Never takes off.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 19, 2009
Amelia provides only a cursory look at Earhart's commercialization, more a way to delineate her marriage troubles than investigate her self-image or her treatment as a pop star.
November 15, 2009
Much like one of Earhart's trans-Atlantic flights Amelia just goes on and on without deviation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 13, 2009
When it takes to the skies Amelia really soars with thrilling recreations of Earhart's solo flights but when it returns to earth all that remains is soap opera.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 13, 2009
Swank's moving performance, the period dressing and beautiful planes all appeal, but dramatically it doesn't really soar.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 13, 2009
Inoffensive, arcane and ultimately rather sweet, 'Amelia' is one to take your grandmother to.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 13, 2009
Hilary Swank is forced to deliver dialogue that sounds as if it was written in Chinese and then translated into English by a computer.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
November 13, 2009
A tinny and barnacled affair, showcasing a peculiarly awful performance from Hilary Swank.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
November 13, 2009
If you're the kind of person who deplores the modern vogue for debunking historical figures, and who welcomes the opportunity to indulge in heroic feats and lush landscapes... then this is the film for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 13, 2009
The movie is so dragging and dull that it's a squandered opportunity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 13, 2009
[Earhart's] trajectory from bubbling wannabe to national treasure is never less than compelling thanks to a no-nonsense performance from Swank.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 13, 2009
An extraordinary life winds up feeling like a series of random blips on the radar screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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