Snakes on a Plane
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Forget terrorists or hijackers -- there's a handful of deadly assassins aboard a jet liner and they don't even have arms or legs in this airborne thriller. Neville Flynn (Samuel L. Jackson) is an FBI agent handling what seems like a routine assignment -- serving as bodyguard for Sean Jones (Nathan Phillips), a Hawaiian surfer dude who is flying to California to testify in a high-profile criminal trial after witnessing mobster Eddie Kim (Byron Lawson) murdering one of his underlings. However, Flynn's job gets a lot more challenging when he discovers Kim's associates don't… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 68%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Intentional low camp always seems wrong unless it's very funny; in trash, one wants clumsiness, even a certain tackiness, and this movie has the production values and the high-tech fluency of a much bigger movie."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"The plot is ridiculous and the characters are cardboard, but none of that really matters once the snakes get into the fuselage and start zapping people, the very definition of entertainment."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"A movie about snakes on a plane does not need to be straightforward; it only has a shot if it is either genuinely scary or so incredibly over the top it's funny. Snakes on a Plane is neither, but maybe Snakes on a Boat will be better."
‑ Joshua Starnes,
"Although the film's production company New Line retooled the movie from a PG-13 to an R rating with ideas and dialogue from web fans, "Snakes On A Plane" is a boring ride."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Even if viewed entirely on its own terms, this film, like any snake, tapers at its end."
‑ Anton Bitel,
"A triumph of high-concept but low-ambition filmmaking."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"This Internet-promoted lark about a Hawaii-to-L.A. flight besieged by a frenzied tangle of snakes is hilariously funny, full of fang-popping scares, and guaranteed to increase travel by train."
‑ Jack Mathews, New York Daily News
"Few studio-supported films match its B-movie nirvana of stupid-goodness. It's exactly what its title suggests and more ? the proof in the primal levels ranging from basic exploited fears to the crowd?s roaring reactions and howls of humor or horror."
‑ Nick Rogers,
"It hurts so good. Mike, Cro, Tom, we need you..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"it was the best of times, it was the worst of times."
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
"There's a certain knee-jerk impulse to bash Snakes, just because of all the ridiculous buildup, but the film delivers on its promise of reptilian fun, with a camp mix of comedy, horror and suspense."
‑ Lisa Rose, Newark Star-Ledger
"When 'fans' respond to an unabashedly silly title like Snakes on a Plane and start riffing on it, how seriously do they mean for their suggestions to be taken?"
‑ Carina Chocano, Los Angeles Times
"A snarky genre exercise and its own late-night sketch parody, it parades nothing so much as the force of the public's lowered expectations"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Its genre elements are completely honed down to their basest elements and exploited for the most fun possible."
‑ Rob Humanick, Stranger Song
"Its trash pic spirit locates funny nuances of human behaviour."
‑ Mark Palermo, Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
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