Hilary Swank is physically perfect for the part of Amelia Earhart: Lean, lanky and suitably androgynous, she wears the aviation legend's trademark leather jacket and boyish haircut well. But if critics are to be believed, 'Amelia', directed by Mira Nair, suffers from a too-reverential approach and a boringly old-fashioned by-the-numbers biopic format that never conveys the thrill of flight or what exactly drove Earhart to push herself to such limits. That said, the general consensus is that the film is lovely to look at and covers all the right historical bases; it simply lacks the passion and excitement audiences expect from the story of a such a trailblazing American pioneer. See what reviewers are saying after the jump.
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