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Flight of the Phoenix Reviews

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December 17, 2004
Talk about your pointless remakes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 17, 2004
The new Phoenix lacks the tension, the grim, sado-masochistic Darwinism of the original or the agonizing nuts-and-bolts of the ordeal.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
December 17, 2004
Good with mechanics, bad with people, the film moves its one-dimensional characters around like stick figures in the service of a story whose outcome is hardly in doubt.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 17, 2004
I'm not recommending it for those who know the original, but it might work nicely enough for those who have not.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 16, 2004
Despite using the same premise and numerous identical plot points, this remake replaces suspense with boredom and witty dialogue with lame lines any self-respecting actor should be embarrassed to utter.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 20, 2004
Other than Dennis Quaid, none of these characters leaves so much as a footprint in the sand. We don't know them. We don't care about them.
October 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 18, 2004
Flight of the Phoenix is a rare breed. It joins the small group of films in which the audience may actually wish that the characters do not achieve their goal: to live.
Full Review | Original Score: D
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 16, 2004
Don't waste your time boarding this Flight.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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-
December 16, 2004
Cheap and half-assed, but not a completely torturous experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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
December 17, 2004
Loud, noisy, chaotic and overall unpleasant.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 7, 2005
It's never more than ridiculous popcorn fun, but the fun is thin on the ground.
| Original Score: 44/100
December 17, 2004
The filmmakers take a great yarn and reduce it to a good one.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
December 15, 2004
Ribisi embarrasses himself by making Elliott sound like Hannibal Lecter, Flight of the Phoenix reminds you why The Aviator or Spanglish are so good.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 14, 2004
There are bound to be very few surprises in a movie that gives away its ending in the title.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 17, 2004
This adventure drama about a group trying to survive in the Gobi desert is filled with nothing but hot air.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
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
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