The Theory of Flight
The Theory of Flight (1998)

As a frustrated artist, Richard eventually finds himself in trouble with the law. He accepts community service in the company of Jane, a strong-willed woman suffering from a neuromuscular disorder. As the two become acquainted, Jane turns… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 9, 1999
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

a charming bit of whimsy that probably would crash and burn with lesser talents at the controls

Chris Grunden
Film Journal International

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.

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James Sanford
James Sanford on Film

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.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

It's one thing to be offbeat and unconventional and quite another to be unbelievable.

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Elias Savada
Nitrate Online

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.

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Leo L
An interesting movie.