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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
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
December 14, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
May 20, 2003
This is a film with its head in the clouds, its feet on the ground and -- just often enough -- its heart on its sleeve, in which space-age special effects take second place to family emotions.
November 8, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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