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Snakes on a Plane Reviews

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David Denby
New Yorker
August 28, 2006
Intentional low camp always seems wrong unless it's very funny; in trash, one wants clumsiness, even a certain tackiness, and this movie has the production values and the high-tech fluency of a much bigger movie.
Peter Bradshaw
August 26, 2006
All those CGI snakes can be quite shudder-inducing. But there is also something cheerfully ridiculous in the way the film switches to rubber snakes for hand-to-hand combat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
August 26, 2006
Has the thinnest imaginable premise (see the title) and yet manages to be more fun than most big-budget summer blockbusters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
August 26, 2006
Ends up just being a fairly good Bad Movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
August 26, 2006
All very well, but it is by no means the giddy delight that the fans hoped for.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
August 26, 2006
Jackson's unflinching eyes carry this B-movie gem, a film that turns out to be everything it, and a legion of online fans, said it would be.
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
August 25, 2006
Snakes plus a plane plus a year of Internet hype do not a blockbuster make.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Cynthia Fuchs
Common Sense Media
August 25, 2006
The action is more repetitive than clever (snakes slide and bite, victims clutch wounds and gasp).
Russ Breimeier
Christianity Today
August 25, 2006
Make no mistake, this movie is trash, but it's meant to be, and I'd be lying if I said it wasn't also a lot of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
August 25, 2006
[A] blast for anyone who appreciates scares, laughs and all-out entertainment in their summer flicks.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
James Rocchi
August 24, 2006
Snakes on a Plane has an irresistible title and an impressive promotional campaign -- but pitches aren't plots, and marketing isn't moviemaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
August 24, 2006
Pretty fun and takes advantage of its goofy premise in every way it can ... [but] I really don't envy the position this movie found itself in.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
August 24, 2006
Imagine if you will that a monstrous, CGI-sized jumbo python has squeezed together Airport and Alligator. What you'd then have is Snakes on a Plane.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 3/4
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
August 24, 2006
The movie isn't just mediocre -- it's profoundly mediocre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
August 24, 2006
...mostly delivers what the title promises and the anticipation hoped for...mostly.
Matthew Turner
August 24, 2006
Put simply, this is quite possibly the most fun you'll have in the cinema all year. If you like the title, you'll love the film. Highly recommended.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
August 24, 2006
Snakes was the best instantly disposable cinematic event I've attended since Bride of Chucky was launched on an unsuspecting world eight years ago.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Gina Carbone
Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
August 23, 2006
This kind of film should be like a porno: Don't even bother trying to come up with a plot, just cut to the money shot.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 23, 2006
The movie plays to every expectation the viewer might have -- the more absurd, the better. In this regard, it doesn't miss a trick.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Susan Granger
August 23, 2006
This repitilian horror thriller is the stuff of which nightmares are made.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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