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At Theaters: 6/18/2004 On Video: 11/23/2004
Rated: PG-13 Length: 2 hr. 8 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 429976
Studio: DreamWorks Pictures
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The story of a visitor to New York from Eastern Europe, whose 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 the United States and must improvise his days and nights in the terminal's international transit lounge until the war at home is over.
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Comedy Romantic - Nothing unexpected here. "The Terminal" is a very funny comedy with some heartwarming drama and a bit of romance.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Tom Hanks THE LADYKILLERS, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
Catherine Zeta-Jones INTOLERABLE CRUELTY, SINBAD, CHICAGO
Stanley Tucci THE CORE, ROAD TO PERDITION, SIDEWALKS OF NEW YORK
Chi McBride I, ROBOT, THE KID
Dir/Prod: Steven Spielberg CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, MINORITY REPORT
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About The Production
The Passengers
The Ground Crew
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 2 GD's, 11 S-words, just a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: One mild sexual reference.
VIOLENCE: None
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None
ACTION: None
COMEDY: VERY FUNNY! I counted 37 chuckles and 3 big laughs.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Good "The Terminal" is to be savored for its unhurried approach and simple fish-out-of-water story that favors individual character-driven moments over dramatic plot developments. Yet, because the desire to imitate Frank Capra is needlessly strong, "The Terminal" is too falsely upbeat to ascend the cinematic mountain from the plateau of a good movie to that of a great one.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Very Good ...a sweet and delicate comedy, a film to make you hold your breath, it is so precisely devised. It has big laughs, but it never seems to make an effort for them; it knows exactly, minutely and in every detail who its hero is and remains absolutely consistent to what he believes and how he behaves.

USA Today Full Review
Good ...if moviegoers suspend their disbelief — easy enough thanks to the diverse and talented cast, as well as Spielberg's capable direction — they're bound to enjoy this cinematic fantasy.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 208 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
8
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
17
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
20
Very High
95%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
34
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
52
High
98%
30+Adults (F)
77
High
97%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

We collected 208 moviegoer opinions. While these are some great reviews, they aren't quite as high as I expected. Still, it's very clear that virtually everyone enjoyed "The Terminal." Only a relatively small percentage rated it "Good," which from our experience is a bit low and indicates an OK or average movie. So, I have no doubt that most of you will enjoy this movie very much.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks) is a visitor to New York from Eastern Europe, whose 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 the United States and must improvise his days and nights in the terminal's international transit lounge until the war at home is over. As the weeks and months stretch on, Viktor finds the compressed universe of the terminal to be a richly complex world of absurdity, generosity, ambition, amusement, status, serendipity and even romance with a beautiful flight attendant named Amelia (Catherine Zeta-Jones). But Viktor has long worn out his welcome with airport official Frank Dixon, who considers him a bureaucratic glitch, a problem he cannot control but wants desperately to erase.
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