Amelia Synopsis
The story of famed aviatrix Amelia Earhart who became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
Most of all, Earhart wanted to be able to fly free as a bird above the clouds, and director Nair and star Swank make her quest not only...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Swank is no mere impersonator. Her Amelia, like Maggie in "Million Dollar Baby," is unwavering in her gaze, ambition, and drive... In Nair's...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Inside Amelia is a sharp idea struggling to get out: How does a woman marketed to the public as a star turn herself back into a human...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Amelia goes airborne but never fully soars.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A frustratingly old-school, Hollywood-style, inspirational biopic about Amelia Earhart that doesn't trust a viewer's independent assessment...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The film's basic material, that is the history, is not without interest. And it must be admitted that every so often - for about 10 seconds...
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NPR

By Bob Mondello
The result is verisimilitude without engagement -- a risk-taker's story told entirely without narrative risk -- and a movie that...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
There’s not a real or spontaneous minute in it.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Tis embalmed drama is a ghost from the '80s, a decade that regularly produced surprise-free, caramelized biopics. The airless Amelia is...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Amelia Earhart is still missing.
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AMELIA - grounded and flightless. Grade: C. (Based on advance VIP press preview)

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Directed by Mira Nair(Monsoon Wedding, Vanity Fair, The Namesake) and screen-written by Ronald Bass (based on two biographies - East to the Dawn by Susan Butler and The Sound of Wings by Mary S....

Amelia never gets off the ground

By jimjoel49
I always thought Amelia was an inspiration to the American spirit till I watch this movie. The movie show us an Amelia who is self centered, reckless, gold digger, and a real sl*t. I read a review...

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By nancysummers1
As always, Hillary Swank did a superb job!!!!! Richard Gere did an outstanding job on portraying her husband. The story line was interesting. I applaud the director for making a film that wasn't...

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By Tbirdtony
My wife and I liked the film. The movie is a documentary of Amelia's life and showed most of her more dramatic flying attempts. There were errors in the film. When Amelia walks into a hotel room...

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By lmseals
It was nice that some depth and layering was given to Amelia. Sets and costumes were great as were the CG's. But I was expecting a little more. My husband and I who are both pilots, (he...

Hillary is brilliant

By dibs2cents
I read the reviews just before I left for the movie and heard a few say that the actors selected were wrong for the part. Now that I have seen the movie, I couldn't disagree more. Hillary and...

Does not live up to the promo

By lesroyales
I thought this movie was very long, slow and boring. I...

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By JLMowery
Good intentions, but...! Very slow. I've always been a huge fan of flight and anything aeronautic. And always been fascinated with Amelia Earhart's accomplishments and the mystery surrounding her...

History comes alive!

By butteredpopcorn09
In view of the many-many movies today that are just plain dumb and disappointing, I don't understand why many have been so critical of this movie! I had to see it at another cinema, because our Regal...

Curiously uninvolving

By RandytheMovieFan
Like "Isadora" and so many other fact-based biopics, I went into this movie knowing that it would end badly for the title character. Unfortunately there was no excitement, romance or much of anything...

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Rated PG | For some sensuality, language, thematic elements and smoking.
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 11+ Period biopic is uplifting but doesn't truly soar.
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