The Terminal Synopsis
The story of Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks), a visitor to New York City from Eastern Europe
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A sweet and delicate comedy, a film to make you hold your breath, it is so precisely devised. It has big laughs, but it never seems to make...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
In a summer of remakes, sequels and movies swollen with effects, The Terminal stands out as a strikingly original comedy.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
I liked every minute in it. Other films are like empty containers; this one's full. It's full of invention, full of moments, full of...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Here's a film made by grown-ups for grown-ups, on grown-up themes of statelessness and belonging. Yet you could show it to a 6-year-old and...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
If moviegoers suspend their disbelief -- easy enough thanks to the diverse and talented cast, as well as Spielberg's capable direction --...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It's a hokey piece of melodrama in a movie that cheats its characters - and its audience - out of some emotional truth.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
I didn't mind The Terminal, but I didn't really buy it, either. Spielberg has crafted the film with a proficiency as seamless, and...
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Manages to entertain, and yet, like so many flat-footed attempts at waving the flag, it feels disingenuous and dogmatic.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
In his sappiest film since 1989's "Always," director Steven Spielberg has come down with a case of the cutes that the whole cast catches.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The Terminal is a terminally fraudulent and all-but-interminable comedy.
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i love this movie

By Pappagardner
THis is the best with tom hanks playing in it it makkes it great...

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Rated PG-13 | For brief language and drug references
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Lovely and well worth sharing with your family.
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