The Flight of the Phoenix
The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)

Based on Elleston Trevor's novel, The Flight of the Phoenix opens with a well-staged plane crash in the middle of the Sahara desert. The pilot (James Stewart) and the navigator (Richard Attenborough) do their best to maintain order… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 20, 2003
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Directed by Aldrich, this disaster picture about a plane crash boasts a terrific ensemble cast, headed by Jimmy Stewart and inluding Peter Finch and Ian Bannen in Oscar nominated turn.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Gets exciting mileage out of examining male codes of honor and behavior.

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Jamie Gillies
Apollo Guide

A smart character study disguised as a thriller, and well worth viewing.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Plays against convention by raising scary questions about leadership.

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David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com

This is a different kind of action movie, but it's all the better for it.

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Luanne Brown
Chico Enterprise-Record

Don't watch this before your next flight.

Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

A criminally underrated adventure classic.

Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Relentless, gripping lost in desert vehicle.

Shane Burridge
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Absorbing study of men under pressure never flags

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Robert Aldrich's Flight of the Phoenix is a near flawless classic action thriller that boasts a tremendous cast of phenomenal talent. The plot is very… More
xGary Xx
A brilliant cast are stranded in the desert and have to stop pulling in different directions to work for a common cause: escape. Very talky and featuring some… More
Jens S.
This adventure about a couple of men crash landing in the desert and trying to build a new plane from the remains while their egos are crushing is a true… More
Dimitris Springer
Buddy movies are repulsive.Skinless the least.And how has Aldrich restored my faith on those action boiled themes?It was easy after 30 minutes of his reviving… More
jay nixon
A trifle long but loaded with good performances and an interesting story. Greatly superior to terrible recent remake.