Flight of the Phoenix
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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 "impossible"--building a new plane from the wreckage.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 30%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In the end, it may be that man against sand isn't as thrilling as it was back in the day."
‑ Chuck Wilson, L.A. Weekly
"Exciting (but intense) adventure for older kids."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Entertaining, but brainless, popcorn fun."
‑ Bill Clark, FromTheBalcony
"It's never more than ridiculous popcorn fun, but the fun is thin on the ground."
‑ Joe Utichi, FilmFocus
"...it's not tense enough, realistic enough, or exciting enough to lift it much beyond the ordinary."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"By film's end the adventure appears less a matter of base survival than a beach barbecue gone slightly sour."
‑ Mark Holcomb, Village Voice
"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."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"Flight of the Phoenix ignores the human drama to focus on cockamamie setbacks that are harder to swallow than the plane's motor oil."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
"Competent, watchable remake that improves on the special effects and running time but loses the moral complexity and the character work of the original."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"Frankly, it's painful to watch such a strong cast struggle so desperately to hold the film together while it falls apart around them"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"The wonderful character actors in the original ... are succeeded by a fairly anonymous bunch."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"This is one flight that never quite gets off the ground."
‑ Peter T. Chattaway, Christianity Today
"If I had seen this film before the original, I might have actually preferred it."
‑ Mark R. Leeper, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"This new Phoenix makes too many mistakes, the biggest one being the mistake of confusing 'modernizing' with 'dumbing down.'"
‑ David Cornelius, eFilmCritic.com
"Plenty of action is here in this exciting remake of the earlier classic."
‑ Vince Koehler, Entertainment Spectrum
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