Drama - This biopic of the female aviation pioneer is aimed at an adult
audience, in particular women. Fans of Hilary Swank and Richard
Gere should be pleased though Ewan McGregor fans may be disappointed
by his fairly limited screen time.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Above Average The problem with a film like this is that it leaves no lasting impression. It's workmanlike but lacks passion.
Roger EbertFull Review Good "Amelia" is a perfectly sound biopic, well directed and acted, about an admirable woman.
USA TodayFull Review Above Average Though it is fun watching Swank relish her highflying adventure, it's too bad that a film about a daring and audacious woman taking on staggering challenges plays it so safe.
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Based on a theater exit polling of 61 moviegoers:
Only adults attended this movie and gave us a review. These reviews are good, but not great. It's somewhat unusual for there to be so few "Fantastic" reviews. Fortunately, there are lots of "Excellent" reviews and quite a few "Very Good" reviews. Unfortunately, lots of males only rated it "Good/Average" or "Fair," which is somewhat low to low. The ladies enjoyed it more with just a small percentage rating it low. These reviews tell me that most of you, especially females, will enjoy "Amelia," very much, but quite a few of you will be somewhat disappointed.
After becoming the first woman to fly across the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart (Hilary Swank) was thrust into a new role as America's sweetheart - the legendary "goddess of light," known for her bold, larger-than-life charisma. Yet, even with her global fame solidified, her belief in flirting with danger and standing up as her own, outspoken woman never changed. She was an inspiration to people everywhere, from First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt (Cherry Jones) to the men closest to her heart: her husband, promoter and publishing magnate George P. Putnam (Golden Globe® winner Richard Gere), and her long time friend and lover, pilot Gene Vidal (Ewan McGregor). In the summer of 1937, Amelia set off on her most daunting mission yet: a solo flight around the world that she and George both anxiously foresaw as destined, whatever the outcome, to become one of the most talked-about journeys in history.