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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
October 24, 2009
The key to selling a story is making people believe it's real. That's the trouble with Amelia -- I didn't buy a minute of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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October 22, 2009
[Swank is] so constrained by mannerisms that she never gets beyond the character's surface -- although to be fair, trying to import feeling into the movie's stilted dialogue is like trying to fly a plane blindfolded.
Full Review | Original Score: D
October 22, 2009
A by-the-book bio-pic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 23, 2009
The movie is as conventional a biopic as Earhart was an unconventional woman.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 22, 2009
Gere and McGregor are fine actors, but Nair uses them like the expendable males (Zachary Scott, Franchot Tone, et al) who stood back and let Bette Davis and Joan Crawford do all the heavy lifting back in the day.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 22, 2009
A director can do only so much with a script...that feels like it's on the runway, waiting, even when it's up in the air.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 22, 2009
Amelia leaves you wondering how its abundantly gifted director, Mira Nair, and its Oscar-winning star, Hilary Swank, could have been complicit in such clumsiness.
October 26, 2009
Those expecting a stirring portrait of a feminist pioneer will be disappointed by the ethereal ambiguity of 'Amelia.'
October 22, 2009
Apart from the costume design, Amelia does not deserve any award buzz at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 23, 2009
Earhart must have been more interesting than the film makes her out to be, and more magnetic than the airhead as Swank interprets her.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
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
October 26, 2009
Smotheringly conventional
October 23, 2009
We are continuously at the mercy of the reverential, underscored by ever-billowing crescendos of voluminous orchestrations. Someone want to turn the treacle down?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
October 24, 2009
The movie is weighted down by a weak and bland script, wooden acting and a sluggish pace. Boredom sets in at the 90-minute mark as a superficial approach makes all the characters seem one-dimensional.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 23, 2009
The film comes across as both hopelessly dated and as a shortchanging of the true tale of one of the 20th century's pioneers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 23, 2009
Dear Hilary Swank: We've seen your spunky act. Do you have anything else? Signed, Everyone.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
November 13, 2009
Last time Swankatron went a-courting awards, she did so with the amazing Million Dollar Baby. But this biopic of legendary pilot Amelia Earhart is a hundred times blander.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 22, 2009
History can weigh heavily on a filmmaker, and that is what happens with Amelia, a disappointing rendering of the remarkable life of Amelia Earhart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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