The Terminal
The Terminal (2004)

Viktor Navorski is a visitor to New York from Eastern Europe. His homeland erupts in a fiery coup, while he is in the air en route to America. Stranded at Kennedy Airport with a passport from nowhere, he is unauthorized to actually enter… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: June 18, 2004
DVD Release Date: November 23, 2004
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Critic Score: 61% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Terminal transcends its flaws through the sheer virtue of its crowd-pleasing message and a typically solid star turn from Tom Hanks.

Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

It's an odd fable: Viktor is the mysterious visitor who shows us what the American Dream is all about-in the movie's terms, compassion for others -- without ever wanting to become an American himself.

Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

The concept was there; the production abilities were there. It's the execution that fell apart.

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Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies

Spielberg was able to make a post-9/11 film about a foreigner in an American airport without getting on a soap box about terrorism or airport anxiety

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David Denby
New Yorker

Even in the desolation of an airport lounge at midnight, Viktor is too pure, we realize, to entertain the ghost of a dirty thought.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

This is the first time in my life I wanted to spend more time in an airport terminal, and Spielberg is just such a brilliant filmmaker; the things he does with light and with motion and some amazing tracking shots.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Lovely and well worth sharing with your family.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

A feel-good film of such originality and sweetness in a summer of otherwise derivative sequels and remakes that it practically qualifies for miracle status.

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Charles Taylor

Probably the worst-directed film Spielberg has ever made.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A crowd-pleasing and entertaining film about humanity and heart with excellent performances and competent directing from Spielberg.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
A sweet, heartwarming movie nothing more nothing less.
Albert Kim
A feel-good comedy that is very different. I highly recommend watching it!
Clintus Maximus
The Terminal is a completely charming look at one foreign man's unfortunate situation, stuck in an airport without a country. It's a little… More
Alex roy
The Terminal is a good drama film with a good cast. The film is good, and the cast definitely make it worth watching. Tom Hanks gives a great performance here,… More
UUd Irawan Yudha Ariyanto
a good drama film with a good cast. The film is good, and the cast definitely make it worth watching.
Jim Careter
The Terminal was funny and a incredible film. Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks) is a foreigner from the fictional land of Krakozhia, and he has come to America with… More