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Based on 41 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    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. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    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 business, full of the nuances of human interaction, full of feeling. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    If moviegoers suspend their disbelief -- easy enough thanks to the diverse and talented cast, as well as Spielberg's capable direction -- they're bound to enjoy this cinematic fantasy. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The Terminal is a terminally fraudulent and all-but-interminable comedy. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    It's a hokey piece of melodrama in a movie that cheats its characters - and its audience - out of some emotional truth. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Manages to entertain, and yet, like so many flat-footed attempts at waving the flag, it feels disingenuous and dogmatic. show more

  • 80
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    In a summer of remakes, sequels and movies swollen with effects, The Terminal stands out as a strikingly original comedy. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    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 an effort for them. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    The movie is a delight in many ways: an unabashed romantic comedy and Capraesque fable that takes Spielberg into realms he's rarely traveled before. show more

  • 88
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    Like a story-spinner from the "Tales of the Arabian Nights," Steven Spielberg begins by demanding we accept impossible things. If we do, his spell can enchant us; if not, it must vanish like colored smoke. show more

  • July 02, 2011 JACK
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    Tom Hanks is funny, Catherine Zeta Jones is beautiful. What else can you say? It was a great movie!

  • September 05, 2009 alcabinboy
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    not bad

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