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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Reviews

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Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 17, 2004
The visuals are something, the story something less.
| Original Score: 2/5
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix
September 18, 2004
Lucas would be proud. The rest of you should consider yourselves warned.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
September 16, 2004
I was impressed by Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, but I didn't like it much.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 4, 2005
The epitome of CGI's best and worst attributes.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
September 17, 2004
A $70 million novelty item.
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Todd McCarthy
September 10, 2004
Hybrid of old Hollywood conventions and advanced digital technology is arresting at first but gradually trails off under the weight of its hyper-derivativeness and anxiety to please.
Rob Gonsalves
October 31, 2007
If there's any sensibility within the film other than a voracious geeky adoration of cliffhangers, I wasn't able to locate it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
January 17, 2006
It should feel like Star Wars, yet it fails to feel like a movie at all. Conran has done his work almost too well. It's as if you're sitting in front of an outsize comic book with a speed reader as page-turner.
Cole Smithey
April 18, 2009
"Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow" is a war movie without subtext. Its deliberate lack of moral coding and pandering effort to please audiences with a vintage cotton candy pulp that never was is more than a little insulting. At least it has Angelina
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
September 17, 2004
A clever parlor trick but a dull movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
It's obvious even from the character names that Mr. Conran has a good grasp on his source material. The problem is, he doesn't do anything with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Wally Hammond
Time Out
February 9, 2006
The clincher is how the actors are reduced to puppets and ciphers; Paltrow straight-jacketed in her Hildy Johnson-style two-piece and the evidently bored Law reduced throughout half the movie to giving the gimlet eye through flying goggles.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
September 17, 2004
Surface appearances are the beginning and the end of Sky Captain... astonishingly vapid and stupefyingly boring...
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
September 17, 2004
Sure, this is comic book stuff, but that doesn't mean that the actors should be saddled with wooden dialog and two-dimensional characters.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
September 18, 2004
More a fascinating curiosity than a satisfying movie experience.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
September 18, 2004
This sci-fi thriller eschews fun for worship of old movies; it's a clinker from start to finish.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/5
Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies
September 18, 2004
It was just so busy trying to be an homage that it didn't bother to spend any time on characters and good story.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 18, 2004
The robotic acting is a reminder of how stiff the acting was in those throwback serial chapter films.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Dan Jardine
September 19, 2004
Walks the walk, but can't talk the talk.
Full Review | Original Score: 68/100
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
September 19, 2004
Walks the walk but cannot talk the talk
Full Review | Original Score: 68/100
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