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Flight of the Phoenix Reviews

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February 1, 2018
John Moore decided the time was ripe for a new Phoenix, so he sawed the old movie in two, rewrote one half and tries to get it to take off.
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
September 16, 2005
I half suspect that ... Ribisi decided that since there was no honorable way of playing the character straight, he'd chew up as much scenery as he could ...
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
Sure, it's a bit of a mess, but it's an entertaining mess, and even if it does fly off a cliff towards the end I still can't exactly complain about being burned.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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