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Snakes on a Plane Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
March 30, 2011
A movie about snakes on a plane does not need to be straightforward; it only has a shot if it is either genuinely scary or so incredibly over the top it's funny. Snakes on a Plane is neither, but maybe Snakes on a Boat will be better.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine
August 18, 2006
It's a very bad movie. So bad that the filmmakers have embraced its badness, relishing in its action-movie cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Neil Miller
Film School Rejects
August 18, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: C
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
August 18, 2006
Samuel L. Jackson is on record as saying this movie isn't for critics. He's right about that. The problem is, it's not for many other people, either. Unless they're stoned. Or drunk. Or just enjoy making fun of bad movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
August 18, 2006
Me, I liked Anaconda better.
| Original Score: 2/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
August 18, 2006
Ellis and company miss out on so many opportunities for awesomeness, it's almost depressing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 30, 2009
A snarky genre exercise and its own late-night sketch parody, it parades nothing so much as the force of the public's lowered expectations
James Rocchi
Cinematical
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
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
August 18, 2006
A staggeringly inane B-grade monster movie that doesn't pretend to be anything but a staggeringly inane B-grade monster movie and in fact so embraces its staggering B-grade inanity that it achieves a kind of elevated pop-cultural integrity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times
August 18, 2006
Without that title and a year's worth of Internet-fueled buzz, this would be just another forgettable, mildly entertaining, mid-August throwaway movie.
| Original Score: 2/4
Anton Bitel
musicOMH.com
July 2, 2007
Even if viewed entirely on its own terms, this film, like any snake, tapers at its end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 18, 2006
At the end, the crowd applauded to signify their ironic appreciation for the imperishable pleasures of trash culture. Unfortunately, with Snakes on a Plane, there isn't much of a joke to be in on.
| Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
August 18, 2006
Unsure of whether to deliver scares or laughs, this aerial action-adventure winds up failing to consistently offer either, straining mightily, and ultimately futilely, to be all things to all people.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeff Otto
ReelzChannel.com
January 11, 2007
Snakes fails for the simple reason that it is a terrible, terrible movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
Brian Orndorf
OhmyNews.com
August 18, 2006
The greatest trick New Line Cinema ever pulled was convincing the world that it had something of great amusement behind their decision to hold Snakes from view up to the last minute. Now that the slither is out of the bag, let the yawns begin.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 21, 2009
Although the film's production company New Line retooled the movie from a PG-13 to an R rating with ideas and dialogue from web fans, "Snakes On A Plane" is a boring ride.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
August 17, 2006
The massaged script is now a little too knowing and calculated, nudging the audience in anticipation of each snake attack or corny gag.
Matt Pais
Metromix.com
August 17, 2006
Less like a slick, vicious snake and more like its flaky, disposable skin.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Dan Lybarger
eFilmCritic.com
August 17, 2006
The actual movie has moments of inspired tackiness but not nearly enough to merit its one hour and 45-minute running time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com
August 18, 2006
The equivalent of Spielberg during Raiders dropping thirty people in a row into the Well of the Souls, having them stare down the same snake, letting it lunge and then dropping another person down.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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