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Based on 28 Reviews
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  • 50
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    While still trumpeting human ingenuity, the new movie lacks the subtlety, character development and exceptional ensemble acting of the 1965 version. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    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 proceed to the gate marked The "Aviator" instead. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    So what's the point of doing it a second time if you can't make it more realistic? show more

  • 50
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    While it certainly looks swell thanks to director John Moore's striking visuals, the wings of this rebuilt "Phoenix" have been clipped by generic scripting and a short supply of dramatic tension. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Effective action, solid suspense, excellent Ribisi, plus enough clichés to equal the grains of Gobi sand that fill the screen. show more

  • 63
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    The action is thrilling enough. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    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 to save it. show more

  • 50
    Miami Herald

    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 greater care in developing the challenges this crew would face. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    This new low-octane version is hardly going to make anyone forget Robert Aldrich's semi-classic, testosterone-laden original starring Jimmy Stewart. show more

  • 50
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Silly to the last drop of rationed water. show more

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