Why is this movie so watchable? Four simple reasons. It's truly funny. It's truly scary. It's truly gruesome. And Samuel L. Jackson is the cool head who prevails (“You stick with me, you live”).
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A movie called Snakes on a Plane had better be one of two things: So bad it's good or so good it's great. Darned if it isn't a little bit of both.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Hilariously funny, full of fang-popping scares, and guaranteed to increase travel by train.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
If you can find a better time at the movies this year than this wild comic thriller, let me in on it.
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New York Post

The film failed to be frightening, suspenseful or dramatic but accidentally succeeded in being absolutely hilarious.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
This is a coolly efficient, tongue-in-cheek horror-comedy.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Cheesy, campy B-movie fun, thanks mostly to the cadre of cobras and their ilk and also to Jackson (probably the only actor alive who could pull off this save-the-day bad ass movie role).
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
More potent than anything in Snakes on a Plane is the fantasy offscreen: that if enough people talk up their desire to see this film and, at the same time, take an overt delight in what an unabashed piece of junk it is, they will fuse with the hype, with the movie's mystique. They will not just watch Snakes on a Plane; they will own it.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
This hotly anticipated film delivers on the premise of its celebrated title. But it offers little more in terms of suspense, originality or enjoyment. Mostly, it lays there on the screen like a big lazy boa.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's not so bad that it's good. It's so bland that it's boring. Not even worth a hissss.
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58 out of 100
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