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An extraordinary life of adventure, celebrity and continuing mystery comes to light in "Amelia," a vast, thrilling account of legendary aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart. After becoming the first woman to fly across the Atlantic, Amelia was thrust into a new role as America's sweetheart -- the legendary "goddess of light," known for her bold, larger-than-life charisma. Yet, even with her global fame solidified, her belief in flirting with danger and standing up as her own, outspoken woman never changed. She was an inspiration to people everywhere, from First Lady Eleanor… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It has beautiful cinematography, a star performance that is shocking in its authenticity, a careful eye for nuance and detail and an irresistible blend of action and romance that should spell automatic success."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"Amelia is handsome yet predictable and high-minded -- not a dud, exactly, but too proper, too reserved for its swaggering subject."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"Unfortunately, the drama is nil, and the laughs come thick and fast."
‑ Glenn Dunks, Junkee
"Stuart Dryburgh's sweeping panoramas of Canada and Cape Town %u2013 standing in for Nairobi, Papua New Guinea and Hawaii %u2013 deserve to be enjoyed on the big screen."
‑ Cris Kennedy, Screenwize
"Watching Ms. Swank struggle to emote through carefully-patterned enunciation is an exercise in patience."
‑ Rubin Safaya,
"Inoffensive, arcane and ultimately rather sweet, 'Amelia' is one to take your grandmother to."
‑ Tom Huddlestone, Time Out
"It's all so glancing and superficial that the movie doesn't seem to have a present tense. It goes by like coming attractions. It is, however, a treasury of bad biopic dialogue."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"As a rule, biopics are really hard to do, and that's because it's almost impossible to strike the perfect balance between truth and drama."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Feels like a tomb, lending itself to a slow, quiet pace that's possibly meant to be reflective but is instead dirgelike."
‑ Jeffrey Chen, Window to the Movies
"Never takes off."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Wwhy does such an exciting life make such a dull movie?"
‑ A.O. Scott, At the Movies
"Directed by Mira Nair and executive-produced by its star Hilary Swank, the movie seems oddly preoccupied with the audience's approval for its subject."
‑ Dana Stevens, Slate
"What on the surface looks like a plush period piece with best picture aspirations, is actually a bland biopic of an otherwise interesting figure in Amelia."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"While Amelia was no airhead, the film flies above the fray, barely skimming the surface of a life and time, including traumatic world wars, the Great Depression and her mystery disappearance."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
"Amelia provides only a cursory look at Earhart's commercialization, more a way to delineate her marriage troubles than investigate her self-image or her treatment as a pop star."
‑ Cynthia Fuchs, PopMatters
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