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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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)

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...


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...


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...


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...

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...

Does not live up to the promo

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


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...

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