• Flight of the Phoenix (2004)

Flight of the Phoenix

Release Date: December 22nd, 2004

DVD Release Date: March 1st, 2005

PG-13 |1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary

On a flight over the Gobi Desert in Mongolia, Capt. Frank Towns (Dennis Quaid) and co-pilot A.J. (Tyrese Gibson) are unable to keep their cargo plane in the air when a violent sandstorm strikes. Crash-landing in a remote part of the desert, the two pilots and their passengers -- a crew of oil workers and a drifter (Giovanni Ribisi) -- must work together to survive by rebuilding the aircraft. Soon, low supplies and a band of merciless smugglers add greater urgency to their task.

Cast: Dennis Quaid, Giovanni Ribisi, Tyrese Gibson, Miranda Otto, Hugh Laurie, Tony Curran, Jacob Vargas, Scott Michael Campbell

Director: John Moore

Genres: Action , Drama , Adventure

Production Co: Namibia Film Commission, Optional Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, Davis Entertainment

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Quest, Intense, Underdog, 2000s, Survival, Escape

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Chris KaltenbachBaltimore Sun

    The action is thrilling enough. show more

  • 75
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

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

  • 50
    Michael RechtshaffenThe 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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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