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Flight of the Navigator Reviews

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April 9, 2014
Appealing children's sci-fi fantasy film, that follows the squeaky-clean Disney formula.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 1, 2014
This appealing children's adventure has just enough quirky touches to keep adults involved as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 2, 2011
An exciting time travel adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 25, 2010
Innocuously entertaining...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
April 17, 2005
Weirdly entertaining kiddie space adventure.
| Original Score: 3/5
September 7, 2004
Pee-wee Herman voices the main robot. If that ain't enough said, you're hopeless.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 24, 2003
The special effects and gadgetry start to detract from a human story that is only vaguely hinted at.
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