Snakes on a Plane
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.
J4stringthang 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.
David Denby 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.
J. R. Jones 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.
Scott Foundas 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.
Jim Ridley 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.
Jen Chaney Snakes on a Plane is pure escapist fun and absolutely nothing more.
Richard Schickel 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.
Kirk Honeycutt You'll never complain about those in-flight meals again. Things could be so much worse.
Michael Booth 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.
Stephanie Zacharek Snakes on a Plane could have been great, good-bad fun. All it had to do was live up to its name.
Dana Stevens 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.
Rene Rodriguez 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.
Mark Rahner Rational people can agree on two things: Snakes are evil, and nobody swears more entertainingly than Samuel L. Jackson.
Justin Chang Snakes on a Plane is at its best when it surrenders to the exuberant trashiness and matter-of-fact hilarity promised by its title.
Christy Lemire 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.
Nigel Floyd The massaged script is now a little too knowing and calculated, nudging the audience in anticipation of each snake attack or corny gag.