View From the Top Synopsis
A comedy about a young woman from meager beginnings, who has high hopes for the future.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Adult audiences may be underwhelmed. Not younger teenage girls, who will be completely fascinated.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Mark Caro
Why Paltrow, who was accepting a best actress Oscar four years ago, would take this clumsily written role is anyone's guess.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Hollywood's oddest movie in a while, which means that however insignificant this primer in flight-attendant training is, causing boredom...
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A romantic comedy with all the confectionary value of one of those watery diet shakes; it practically evaporates while you're watching it.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
The movie is full of puzzling celebrity cameos, as if Brazilian director Bruno Barreto called in all his chits.
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Mike Myers, responsible for the picture's one, or possibly two, laughs.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
An awkward comedy made surprisingly bearable, most of the way, by one actress' ability to turn on the charm and sparkle.
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's a no-go. View From the Top boasts a first-class cast, but they're all traveling coach.
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12

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Who on earth is this embarrassment -- easily the worst film of the year to date -- aimed at?
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
All the same, it's a feat to find the lowest common denominator at 40,000 feet; View From the Top would be perfect as the first in-flight...
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Better than expected

By Jeff Borup
This was a bit of a surprise. Lots of stars in the cast, pretty funny at times, and entertaining throughout. I liked it because I wasn't expecting to - so perhaps by reading this I've already ruined...

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