Flight of the Phoenix
Flight of the Phoenix (2004)

A group of air crash survivors are stranded in the Mongolian desert with no chance of rescue. Facing a brutal environment, dwindling resources, and an attack by desert smugglers, they realize their only hope is doing the… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 1, 2005
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Critic Score: 30% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: What this update lacks in tension, it makes up for with generic action.

Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly

In the end, it may be that man against sand isn't as thrilling as it was back in the day.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Exciting (but intense) adventure for older kids.

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Bill Clark
FromTheBalcony

Entertaining, but brainless, popcorn fun.

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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice

By film's end the adventure appears less a matter of base survival than a beach barbecue gone slightly sour.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Remake of Robert Aldrich's revered 1965 classic would be 15% better if not for its abysmal use of pop music, and 100% better if Aldrich's son William had never thought to ride on his father's coattails by producing it in the first place.

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Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

Flight of the Phoenix ignores the human drama to focus on cockamamie setbacks that are harder to swallow than the plane's motor oil.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

The wonderful character actors in the original ... are succeeded by a fairly anonymous bunch.

Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today

This is one flight that never quite gets off the ground.

Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews

If I had seen this film before the original, I might have actually preferred it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
JY Skacto
John Moore's Flight of the Phoenix makes the most of a plane in a desert. Running a solid hour forty five, which is a tad lengthy, the story manages a… More
KJ Proulx
This was a well planned out film! But they could have added a little more spice to it!
EightThirty .
27/12/2012 (DVD)
jay nixon
Took and interesting idea from a good film and ruined it. Watch the Jimmy Stewart original.
Alex roy
Now I have never seen the original film starring legend Jimmy Stewart so I can't compare the two films. But I do plan to see it eventually. This remake… More
Anthony Lawrie
Odd remake, Giovanni Ribisi character made very little sense compared to the original.