Charlie Victor Romeo
Charlie Victor Romeo (2014)

When you board an airplane, you put your life in the hands of the pilot and co-pilot. What happens in the cockpit when these professionals are faced with impending disaster? CHARLIE VICTOR ROMEO (code for "cockpit voice recorder")… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 29, 2014
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mark Jenkins

Everything the principal actors say was uttered, in a crisis, by a real person, although the sometimes frantic chatter has been edited for clarity by authors Robert Berger, Patrick Daniels and Irving Gregory.

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Ben Kenigsberg
AV Club

The hybrid feel, a mix of live TV and stage play, seems appropriate to a work that inherently rests on a blend of the immediate and the canned.

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John Fink
The Film Stage

Charlie Victor Romeo is worth seeking out, as a thought-provoking, original, form-breaking film is a rare thing.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

You probably don't want to see this gripping 3-D adaptation of an unusual and acclaimed 1999 off-Broadway production just before your next plane trip.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

The film's production is both realistic and avant garde.

Clayton Davis

Something about hearing the voices of individuals seconds before they die is very reflective and makes you look closely on your own life.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

Almost unbearably gripping.

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Keith Uhlich
Time Out

The performances are universally pitched at a to-the-rafters level that comes off poorly on camera, while the stereoscopic photography is more distracting than immersive ...

Dan Schindel

The airline industry should be thankful that Charlie Victor Romeo will likely never be seen by anyone besides the art house crowd. Were the documentary to somehow become popular, it could do to air travel what Jaws did to beach-going.

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