75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Effective action, solid suspense, excellent Ribisi, plus enough clichés to equal the grains of Gobi sand that fill the screen.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Scott Brown
Refreshingly, it's actually about action, albeit arbitrary action, and how it defines us and keeps us alive.
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63

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
The action is thrilling enough.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Silly to the last drop of rationed water.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
So what's the point of doing it a second time if you can't make it more realistic?
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
While it certainly looks swell thanks to director John Moore's striking visuals, the wings of this rebuilt "Phoenix" have been clipped by generic scripting and a short supply of dramatic tension.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
While still trumpeting human ingenuity, the new movie lacks the subtlety, character development and exceptional ensemble acting of the 1965 version.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
There's nothing like dumbing down a movie grown-ups love so it can be "sold" to teens who aren't going to go anyway. The savvy flyer will proceed to the gate marked The "Aviator" instead.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Because I had, in a sense, already seen this movie, it didn't have surprises or suspense for me, and the actors on their own aren't enough to save it.
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50

Miami Herald

It's a shame that no one involved with Flight of the Phoenix knew what a hit phenomenon "Lost" would be, or else they might have taken greater care in developing the challenges this crew would face.
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47 out of 100
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