The Theory of Flight
The Theory of Flight (1998)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 23, 1998
DVD 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

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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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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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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Leo L
An interesting movie.