Snakes on a Plane
Snakes on a Plane (2006)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 18, 2006
DVD Release Date: January 2, 2007
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Snakes on a Plane lives up to its title, featuring snakes on a plane. It isn't perfect, but then again, it doesn't need to be.

David Denby
New Yorker

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.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

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.

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Joel Siegel
Good Morning America

This is a good-looking film, and Jackson is just so much fun to watch. The other horror films that are out there? This one's a slither above them all.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

A triumph of high-concept but low-ambition filmmaking.

Jack Mathews
New York Daily 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.

Joshua Starnes

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.

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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger

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.

Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times

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?

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Nick Rogers
The Film Yap

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
Sure, hate me for saying this, but "Snakes on a Plane" is a good film in my opinion. No, not great, but there is this certain dumb charm the film has… More
Tim Salmons
There's no possible way to defend Snakes on a Plane in any way, and I wouldn't try to. I have to admit that for the most part, I enjoyed it... at… More
Joshua Wilburn
I love this film. It's a modern 'B-Film'. if films were still presented in double features this would be lower film but I have a strong belief… More
Jim Careter
A good old fashioned cheesy horror movie about snakes. I love this movie for 3 reasons, #1) its cheesy and the cast and director like it that way. #2) its… More
Directors Cat
I cannot stress to anyone reading this review how hard it is for me to see why people didn't like this movie. Everyone I know loathes it! It's good… More
Bentley Lyles
"Snakes on a Plane" is the movie Indiana Jones dosen't want you to see! Ha ha. Made a funny. This is a very odd movie. First of all, the title. A… More