Amelia

Amelia
Amelia
  • PG
  • 1h 52m
  • 2009
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A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world.
© 2009 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Critics Consensus: Amelia takes the compelling raw materials of its subject's life and does little with them, conventionally ticking off Earhart's accomplishments without exploring the soul of the woman.
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Boston Globe
Ty Burr
Rotten

June 22, 2017
Observer
Rex Reed
Fresh

It has beautiful cinematography, a star performance that is shocking in its authenticity, a carefu...

June 22, 2017
Time Out
Tom Huddlestone
Fresh

Inoffensive, arcane and ultimately rather sweet, 'Amelia' is one to take your grandmother to.

June 21, 2017
Times (UK)
Toby Young
Rotten

Hilary Swank is forced to deliver dialogue that sounds as if it was written in Chinese and then tr...

June 21, 2017
Guardian
Xan Brooks
Rotten

A tinny and barnacled affair, showcasing a peculiarly awful performance from Hilary Swank.

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Period biopic is uplifting but doesn’t truly soar.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this biopic about iconic female pilot Amelia Earhart (played by Oscar winner Hilary Swank) has a strong female role model for preteen girls and older. Although the film addresses Earhart's tumultuous personal life (including issues related to fidelity and fame), it also offers empowering messages -- throughout the film, Earhart is portrayed as a true champion of a woman's right to take flight and “be free.” Expect some kissing and underwear-clad cuddling, an affair, a fair bit of smoking (accurate to the era), some social drinking, and a little salty language ("ass," "hell," and the like).

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:October 23, 2009
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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