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Commanding officer Cummings introduces an elite division of test pilots to their new wingman, an artificial intelligence-based (Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle), nicknamed "EDI." Ben is hesitant about using "EDI" but to his teams amazement, "EDI" proves to be a cracker-jack wingman and they successfully eliminate their target. But on the return trip to their base aboard the aircraft carrier, "EDI" is truck by lightning.
Action Thriller Sci-Fi - Contrary to what the commercials and trailers suggest, Oscar winner
Jamie Foxx is not the star of this action-adventure but the far less
popular Josh Lucas and Jessica Biel. His role is very small and
will be hugely disappointing to his fans. On the whole though this
is the brainless, explosion-happy action film it appears to be.
PROFANITY: 1 F-word, 10 S-words, 2 GD's, a few others. SEX/NUDITY: Brief closeup of clothed breasts. VIOLENCE: Shootings, hard falls. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and tobacco use. ACTION: Foot/plane/vehicle chases; shootouts; explosions. COMEDY: Some wisecracks, some suggestive.
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Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Below Average Overlong, disjointed, and rarely compelling, Stealth has the capacity to put viewers into a catatonic state. But it's probably too much to hope that the film will slip into and out of multiplexes without anyone noticing.
Roger EbertFull Review Below Average 'Stealth' is an offense against taste, intelligence and the noise pollution code -- a dumbed-down 'Top Gun' crossed with the HAL 9000 plot from '2001.'
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
We collected 157 moviegoer opinions. These are very good, but not great, opinions. Approximately three-quarters of all ages and both genders rated "Stealth" "Very Good" or higher. This is great and indicates they enjoyed the movie very much. However, the problem I see is that the percentage of "Fantastic" and "Excellent" opinions is a bit low and the percentage of "Good" and lower opinions is pretty high. What this tells me is that most people had the same reaction to "Stealth" as I did. I enjoyed it very much and was glad I saw it, but I didn't feel it was anywhere close to being an exceptional movie.
Go to "Stealth" for some great action, cool planes and an entertaining story. Don't go expecting an exceptional movie experience.
U.S. Navy pilots
BEN GANNON (Josh Lucas), KARA WADE (Jessica Biel) and HENRY
PURCELL (Oscar® winner Jamie Foxx) are part of a close-knit elite division of
test pilots flying highly classified stealth fighter jets, referred to only as Talons.
They're the best of the best and they know it.
Then their commanding officer CPT. GEORGE CUMMINGS (Sam Shepard)
introduces the team to their new wingman — an artificial intelligence-based
UCAV (Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle), nicknamed "EDI.”
Although Ben is hesitant about taking "the human pilot out of the equation of
war,” Cummings orders the team to execute their first real mission alongside
"EDI.” To their amazement, "EDI” proves to be a cracker-jack wingman and they
successfully eliminate their target. But on the return trip to their base aboard the
aircraft carrier U.S.S. CARL VINSON, "EDI” is struck by lightning. The drone's
brain expands in ways its creators could never have predicted. Despite Ben and
Cummings declares "EDI” ready to rejoin the team in the air.
On their next mission against a nuclear-armed warlord in a remote Chinese
province, "EDI's” seriously compromised circuitry problems only get worse. Ben
decides that the risks of the attack far outweigh the benefits to himself, Henry
and Kara, (for whom he has developed a romantic attraction). When he aborts
the mission, "EDI” goes against orders and executes the hit anyway.
The danger escalates when "EDI” decides to execute a top-secret mission
that, if successful, could spiral into worldwide nuclear Armageddon. And only Ben
can prevent it.