The Theory of Flight
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Continuing cinema's fascination with bringing the stories of handicaps and the mentally challenged to the big screen (Rain Man, My Left Foot, Shine, etc.), here comes a low-budget film about the unlikely love story of people brought together by fate, as well as 120 hours of community service. As a frustrated artist who can't build himself a flying machine, Richard (Kenneth Branagh) eventually finds himself in trouble with the law. As punishment for his eccentric behavior, he accepts community service in the company of Jane (Helena Bonham Carter), a strong-willed woman suffering from… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"a charming bit of whimsy that probably would crash and burn with lesser talents at the controls"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Carter's bravura performance is the reason to see The Theory of Flight, but it's a shame that nothing else in the film matches the obvious care she put into her role."
‑ Chris Grunden, Film Journal International
"Kenneth Branagh and Helena Bonham Carter generate enough good will to keep aloft a charming bit of whimsy that probably would crash and burn with lesser talents at the controls."
‑ James Sanford, James Sanford on Film
"It's one thing to be offbeat and unconventional and quite another to be unbelievable."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"The cinematic equivalent to experimental light aircraft, this is a bumpy ride that sputters and fails, not quite crashing yet never soaring above its earnest intentions."
‑ Elias Savada, Nitrate Online
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