Flight of the Navigator Reviews

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November 6, 2019
Flight of the Navigator, the Disney studio's new movie aimed at children, has the warmed-over feeling of other time-travel yarns. But the story is snappily told and is sure to keep youngsters enthralled.
January 9, 2019
Flight of the Navigator is almost like two movies in one -- a creepy sci-fi mystery and a BFF road trip comedy all squished up together.
October 25, 2018
Flight of the Navigator won't earn a place among Disney's classics. but it's a perfectly entertaining sci-fi movie that does a creditable job with the stale human-meets-alien theme.
April 9, 2014
Appealing children's sci-fi fantasy film, that follows the squeaky-clean Disney formula.
April 1, 2014
When the film shifts into the action mode in its second half -- the flying saucer returns to aid in David`s rescue -- it becomes quite bright and lively.
April 1, 2014
The brain-assaulting sci-fi second half of Flight of the Navigator is made palpable by Cramer, who deftly conveys anguish during the first half. Now, he wants to go home and his gung-ho attitude makes every dumb effect exciting.
April 1, 2014
Flight of the Navigator, in spite of a rough beginning, soars as it should, taking a child on the journey of his life.
April 1, 2014
The early CG FX have aged remarkably well, while the slow build-up makes the Spielbergian space adventure all the more fantastic.
April 1, 2014
If there is more than a little something borrowed from Spielberg, Kleiser's movie is amiably undemanding entertainment that says the right things, albeit without great originality.
April 1, 2014
This appealing children's adventure has just enough quirky touches to keep adults involved as well.
April 1, 2014
There's no mistaking Flight of the Navigator for a really first-rate children's picture like, say, The Black Stallion. But Flight of the Navigator is an enjoyable film that encourages kids to use their heads.
April 1, 2014
Cramer gives a spirited performance as the title character. Director Randal Kleiser uses a deft touch with his material. The result is a Navigator that's out-of-this-world fun for adults as well as children.
April 1, 2014
Whereas its plot may be derivative--and at several junctures, unconvincing--"Flight of the Navigator" nevertheless manages to develop considerable humor and poignancy from David's predicament and what he does about it.
April 1, 2014
Not a particularly original or insightful film of its kind, and marred slightly by the whining of Cramer in the lead role, this is nevertheless enjoyable fare for kids.
April 1, 2014
Never brave enough to feel far-reaching (or, ironically, far-fetched, when time-travel and space flight are so popular at the movies), Navigator still fulfills its mission, distracting the family for bang-on an hour and a half.
January 16, 2013
This children's adventure turns out to be, despite its title, less of a Star Wars trip than an entertaining variation on the time-travel adventure Back to the Future.
January 2, 2011
An exciting time travel adventure.
November 25, 2010
Innocuously entertaining...
March 26, 2009
Instead of creating an eye-opening panorama, Flight of the Navigator looks through the small end of the telescope. Life on Earth is magnified but without an expansive vision.
January 26, 2006
One for the none too discerning youngster.
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