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Flight of the Phoenix Reviews

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December 24, 2010
Exciting (but intense) adventure for older kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 18, 2009
Remake of Robert Aldrich's revered 1965 classic would be 15% better if not for its abysmal use of pop music, and 100% better if Aldrich's son William had never thought to ride on his father's coattails by producing it in the first place.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 22, 2006
This is one flight that never quite gets off the ground.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 20, 2005
Entertaining, but brainless, popcorn fun.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 13, 2005
Flight of the Phoenix ignores the human drama to focus on cockamamie setbacks that are harder to swallow than the plane's motor oil.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
March 7, 2005
If I had seen this film before the original, I might have actually preferred it.
Full Review| Original Score: 8/10
March 7, 2005
It's never more than ridiculous popcorn fun, but the fun is thin on the ground.
| Original Score: 44/100
March 5, 2005
Competent, watchable remake that improves on the special effects and running time but loses the moral complexity and the character work of the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 28, 2005
This new Phoenix makes too many mistakes, the biggest one being the mistake of confusing 'modernizing' with 'dumbing down.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 17, 2005
...it's not tense enough, realistic enough, or exciting enough to lift it much beyond the ordinary.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
January 13, 2005
Frankly, it's painful to watch such a strong cast struggle so desperately to hold the film together while it falls apart around them
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 9, 2005
Plenty of action is here in this exciting remake of the earlier classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 6, 2005
Em vez de corrigir os pontos fracos do filme original, inclui uma sÚrie de novos defeitos que comprometem irremediavelmente o resultado final.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 5, 2005
'Despite all its flaws, this Phoenix rises to an acceptable entertainment level.'
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 4, 2005
Pop quiz: What's worse than a disaster flick? Answer: A remake of a disaster flick.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
January 3, 2005
Imagine-a Hollywood action film with real settings, real props and real people.
January 3, 2005
"Flight of the Phoenix" looks great. If only they would've shifted some of the budget towards the writers.**
December 27, 2004
Tension, teamwork and a lust for life fuel this admirable remake of the popular 1965 Jimmy Stewart film.
| Original Score: 3/4
December 27, 2004
If you think sweltering UV rays, deadly sandstorms and dwindling water sources are bad, you haven't had to contend with Giovanni Ribisi's heinous new bleach blond hair
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
December 26, 2004
Flight of the Phoenix is further proof of Hollywood's inexorable decline from greatness.
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