Amelia Reviews

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September 1, 2020
Sorry, Hilary. There won't be any awards coming your way for this year.
December 6, 2018
Seasoned director Mira Nair goes way off the rails in almost every way-from the lack of chemistry in Earhart and Putnam's seeming relationship of convenience to the final heart-wrenching mystery of Amelia's disappearance.
December 1, 2018
[Amelia Earhart] must have been a fascinating woman - but you wouldn't know it watching the slick but unsatisfying Amelia.
November 1, 2018
These have to be some of the least exhilarating flight scenes ever committed to film, as Swank looks as if she has been put in a box in a studio and told to imagine that she is up in the air.
August 14, 2018
While Amelia doesn't crash and burn, the new biopic of Amelia Earhart fails to soar as high as it should, given its fascinating subject.
January 13, 2014
Unfortunately, the drama is nil, and the laughs come thick and fast.
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.
November 24, 2011
April 4, 2011
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.
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.
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 6, 2009
Watching Ms. Swank struggle to emote through carefully-patterned enunciation is an exercise in patience.
November 28, 2009
Never takes off.
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.
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.
November 13, 2009
A tinny and barnacled affair, showcasing a peculiarly awful performance from Hilary Swank.
November 13, 2009
The movie is so dragging and dull that it's a squandered opportunity.
November 13, 2009
An extraordinary life winds up feeling like a series of random blips on the radar screen.
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