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Based on 30 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's a no-go. View From the Top boasts a first-class cast, but they're all traveling coach. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    An awkward comedy made surprisingly bearable, most of the way, by one actress' ability to turn on the charm and sparkle. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Hollywood's oddest movie in a while, which means that however insignificant this primer in flight-attendant training is, causing boredom isn't one of its transgressions. show more

  • NA
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    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 offering of the new Hooters airline. show more

  • 38
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Mike Myers, responsible for the picture's one, or possibly two, laughs. show more

  • 38
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    The movie is full of puzzling celebrity cameos, as if Brazilian director Bruno Barreto called in all his chits. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Adult audiences may be underwhelmed. Not younger teenage girls, who will be completely fascinated. show more

  • 50
    Mark Caro Chicago Tribune

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

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    A mediocre diversion -– a movie better watched at home where the remote control can be used (if necessary) to fast forward to the film's best part: the obligatory end credit outtakes. show more

  • 25
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Never achieves takeoff. show more

  • June 19, 2012 gh00000000125546
    Report This User

    View from the Top is a (supposed) comedy about a smalltown girl who was always told that she was nothing and that she deserved nothing. Instead of doing nothing, however, she instead overcame these setbacks and became a first class, international flight attendant for a leading airline, Royalty Airlines. In the process of serving for the airline, she met the famous retired flight attendant that inspired her to achieve her goals in life, Sally Mason; encountered some difficulties with the people that she thought were her friends; and fell in love with one of her previous flight attendant friends\' boyfriend, Ted. Even though the 2003 comedy scored a 14% on Rotten Tomatoes, I thought that this was an excellent film and a great attestment to the message, \"Don\'t let anything stand in the way of your dreams.\"

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