Snakes on a Plane

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    America is on the search for the murderer Eddie Kim (Bryon Lawson). Sean Jones (Nathan Philips) must fly to L.A. to testify in a hearing against Kim. Accompanied by FBI agent Neville Flynn, the flight receives some unexpected visitors.

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    This Movie is exactly what you think it is, Although there was actually a plot. If you like Sam Jackson in Formula 51, then you should see his. The snakes CAN be a little over the top. But I found this flick to be more Comedy Thriller than Action Thriller. I gave it 2.5 stars but can be a 3 star if in the right mood.

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    Intentional low camp always seems wrong unless it's very funny; in trash, one wants clumsiness, even a certain tackiness, and this movie has the production values and the high-tech fluency of a much bigger movie.

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    A triumph of high-concept but low-ambition filmmaking.

    C+
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    There's a certain knee-jerk impulse to bash Snakes, just because of all the ridiculous buildup, but the film delivers on its promise of reptilian fun, with a camp mix of comedy, horror and suspense.

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    The plot is ridiculous and the characters are cardboard, but none of that really matters once the snakes get into the fuselage and start zapping people, the very definition of entertainment.

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    This Internet-promoted lark about a Hawaii-to-L.A. flight besieged by a frenzied tangle of snakes is hilariously funny, full of fang-popping scares, and guaranteed to increase travel by train.

    3/4
    Name user

    When 'fans' respond to an unabashedly silly title like Snakes on a Plane and start riffing on it, how seriously do they mean for their suggestions to be taken?

    2/5
    Name user

    Chances are you'll be too giddy to think about anything other than a second helping. Tarantulas on a Train? Scorpions on a Sailboat perhaps? Fear not, the internet is already abuzz.

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    Like the flailing airline industry -- which probably sent executives out for ice packs when they heard the title -- it gives you the ride you paid for, and nothing extra.

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    The movie is aware of its cheesiness, one reason it works so well. It's an exploitation flick that knows what it wants to do, and it gets the job done expertly.

    4/5
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    Snakes on a Plane is pure escapist fun and absolutely nothing more.

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    Snakes was born dumb, but was then rendered ordinary.

    1/4
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    The director, David R. Ellis, is not exactly Alfred Hitchcock -- he's often messy in his stagings -- but as his picture rattles along its thrill a minute flight plan he does manage to induce a certain amnesia about its preposterous premise.

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    You'll never complain about those in-flight meals again. Things could be so much worse.

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    Samuel L. Jackson is on record as saying this movie isn't for critics. He's right about that. The problem is, it's not for many other people, either. Unless they're stoned. Or drunk. Or just enjoy making fun of bad movies.

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    [We] have SoaP to remind us of what a B movie can be when it's produced with utter contempt for its target audience.

    Name user

    Whether Snakes on a Plane means to be bad, or is just bad by being its own bad self, the truth is it's so bad that it's pretty good.

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    Snakes is bad in a bland, calculated, marketing-is-all way, which is what you might expect from a movie that has been shaped around its marketing campaign from the jump (or from the slither, if you will).

    D
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    It is a great cheeseball of silliness, a 'B' movie that has enough sense to embrace its 'B'-ness and then squeeze, like a boa constrictor. It is intentionally sublimely ridiculous from beginning to end.

    B
    Name user

    What, exactly, is the joke? If this cornball exploitation disaster movie had been called Anaconda 3: Flight of Fear (or, as was once planned, Pacific Air 121), we could all stop pretending that there was something exotically tacky about it.

    C+
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    Without that title and a year's worth of Internet-fueled buzz, this would be just another forgettable, mildly entertaining, mid-August throwaway movie.

    2/4
    Name user

    Snakes on a Plane could have been great, good-bad fun. All it had to do was live up to its name.

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    A staggeringly inane B-grade monster movie that doesn't pretend to be anything but a staggeringly inane B-grade monster movie and in fact so embraces its staggering B-grade inanity that it achieves a kind of elevated pop-cultural integrity.

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    There's no possibility it leaves unexplored. Snakes in a cockpit dashboard, snakes in a barf bag, in a runaway drink cart hurtling down the center aisle -- and that's saving the best reptile-in-an-unexpected-spot gags for your viewing pleasure.

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    Snakes on a Plane is neither as good nor as bad as you'd hoped it would be: It's just a mediocre exploitation picture with an inspired premise.

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    It's the funniest thriller of the year, although I'm not sure if everything we laugh at is supposed to be amusing.

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    The first Internet joke ever made into a movie, Snakes on a Plane is just ridiculous and depraved enough to excite a cult following among high campers who are ready to enlist in a movie that gets one over on Hollywood.

    Name user

    If loving S.O.A.P. is wrong, I don't want to be right.

    3/4
    Name user

    All anyone really needs to know about this amusingly crude, honestly satisfying artifact is snakes + plane + Samuel L. Jackson.

    3/5
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    Being as susceptible to over-the-top gratuitous absurdity as the next person, I had as good a time watching the movie as I did listening to the shrieking and hooting from the audience -- both to join in the fun and keep fears at bay.

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    Sick as it is, it captures more of the joy of movie-going than virtually any other summer movie this year.

    3/5
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    At the end, the crowd applauded to signify their ironic appreciation for the imperishable pleasures of trash culture. Unfortunately, with Snakes on a Plane, there isn't much of a joke to be in on.

    2/4
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    If you can find a better time at the movies this year than this wild comic thriller, let me in on it. I'm there.

    3/4
    Name user

    Rational people can agree on two things: Snakes are evil, and nobody swears more entertainingly than Samuel L. Jackson.

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    There is also something educational to be gleaned here: Snakes are not indigenous to Hawaii and they don't attack unless provoked.

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    Snakes on a Plane is at its best when it surrenders to the exuberant trashiness and matter-of-fact hilarity promised by its title.

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    Me, I liked Anaconda better.

    2/4
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    Jackson is The Man, and he bestrides this film with the authority of someone who knows the value of honest bilge. He's as much the auteur of this baby as the director and screenwriters, and that fierce glimmer in his eye is partly joy.

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    Call me. I'll see it again with you this weekend.

    B-
    Name user

    This is an event. It's a rare example of a film not just living up to the hype, but surpassing it. And it's the best time you'll have at the movies all summer, if not all year.

    Name user

    In short, Snakes on a Plane delivers exactly what it promised and then some. And how often can you say that about a movie these days?

    3/4
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    The massaged script is now a little too knowing and calculated, nudging the audience in anticipation of each snake attack or corny gag.

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