Flight of the Phoenix Synopsis
A group attempts to rebuild a plane that has crashed in Mongolia's Gobi Desert.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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50

Miami Herald

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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...
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Rated PG-13 | For some language, action and violence
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