The Captain

critic Reviews

75% Fresh Tomatometer Score75%
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Richard KuipersVariety
    Though riddled with wobbly dialogue and wafer-thin characters, this patriotic thriller is easy enough to enjoy if you don't look too closely.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Leslie FelperinGuardian
    A proper nail-biter even if you already know what happens in the real life story.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Frank OchiengFlick Feast
    ...[a] hair-raising, high-in-the-sky action thriller. Lau's action-adventure spectacle that feels as unapologetically loose and unrestrained as a defective seat belt.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Wendy IdeScreen International
    A corny but enjoyable disaster flick which makes up for what it lacks in polished CGI with a rattling pace and plenty of bracingly authentic scenes of screaming passenger panic.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Daniel EaganFilm Legacy
    Passengers on a flight to Tibet survive accidents and weather in a disaster pic that's become a blockbuster hit in China.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Frank SwietekOne Guy's Opinion
    Essentially 'Sully' without the nuance, a throwback to the disaster-movie formulas of pre-'Airplane!' days.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Edmund LeeSouth China Morning Post
    It should come as no surprise to disaster movie fans that the scenes of mid-air crisis in The Captain are far more captivating than those on the ground.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Jamie HealyRadio Times
    Much like any real-life flight, it all takes unnecessarily long to get going, with the viewer subjected to an extraneous series of safety checks and procedures, there to absolve our plucky crew of the freak events that follow.
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