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Amelia Reviews

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February 14, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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
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.
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
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
[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
Amelia is never less than watchable thanks to gorgeous cinematography and strong performances but the script's insistence on playing it safe prevents it from becoming the film it could have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 11, 2009
Hilary Swank captures her beautifully.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 11, 2009
Towards the end, as the story returns to that round-the-world flight, the suspense kicks in, and Swank's performance comes into its own.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 11, 2009
The period detail is brilliantly brought to life, but the film is superficial, lacking the passion of its heroine.
November 5, 2009
Amelia reminds us how little we really know about the lives of famous achievers who changed the world, and underlines the power of biography on screen. It's a creatively and technically accomplished film with thrills and emotional action in equal measure
October 31, 2009
A fine tribute to an American pioneer, but I feel sure that Earhart's story merits, and would reward, a more searching and thoughtful exploration.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 29, 2009
Director Mira Nair stays within the safe parameters [of the biopic]in bringing the life of Amelia Earhart to the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 24, 2009
What a fresh but sorrowful journey.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
October 23, 2009
[A] quiet, reflective film... Earhart is not an icon or a symbol: she's a human being... [T]he assumption of autonomy... is a luxury rarely accorded to women in our pop culture, and it is wonderful to see here.
October 23, 2009
A biodrama about an extraordinary woman aviatrix who followed her passion and blazed a trail for others to do the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 23, 2009
Amelia modestly succeeds at inspiring its audience and provides a remarkably well-rounded role model for modern women, thanks to a terrific performance by Hilary Swank.
October 23, 2009
Period biopic is uplifting but doesn't truly soar.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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