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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Takes viewers into a unique world. It's not just about air traffic controllers. It's about controllers in a specific place and from a...
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75

San Francisco Examiner

By G. Allen Johnson
It succeeds because of the frenzied, kinetic direction by Mike Newell, one of the most interesting big-hit directors.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
An entertaining takeoff and a high-altitude ride eventually runs into some bumpy weather and a clumsy landing in Mike Newell's new comedy.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie is worth seeing, for the good stuff. I'm recommending it because of the performances and the details in the air-traffic control...
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Uneven but fitfully entertaining.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
One of the most discouraging things about many big studio movies is the way they waste resources, mainly talent and money. Pushing Tin...
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Makes you wish that Newell and company had had the gumption to finish what they so enticingly started.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Bids for originality by focusing on an offbeat profession. Every other aspect is pretty stale, though, from the smart-alecky characters to...
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Top-flight cast.
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The premise is inherently interesting, but the screenplay (by Glen & Les Charles) is unwilling to take chances. Instead, it uses stock...
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Rated R | For sexual situations, explicit language