Amelia

Amelia

Amelia

A look at the life of legendary aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart (Hilary Swank).

After becoming the first woman to fly across the Atlantic, Amelia was thrust into a new role as America's sweetheart - the legendary "goddess of light," known for her larger-than-life charisma. Yet, even with her global fame solidified, she never gave up filrting with danger. In the summer of 1937, Amelia set off on her most daunting mission yet: a solo flight around the world.

Amelia chronicles these events, as well as the other loves of her life: husband, promoter and publishing magnate George P. Putnam (Richard Gere) and long time friend and lover, pilot Gene Vidal (Ewan McGregor).

2009111 minsUSA
DramaTrue Story & Biography
Director:
Mira Nair ('Monsoon Wedding', 'Vantity Fair', 'The Namesake')
Writer:
Ronald Bass
Cast:
Hilary SwankRichard GereEwan McGregorMia WasikowskaChristopher Eccleston
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

What rankles most about Amelia is the timidity and lack of imagination with which Nair approaches one of America's most exceptional and intriguing celebrity life stories.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A solid and respectable but reticent biopic that always holds its subject at a distance. Swank is spot-on casting and the period detail’s impeccable but, unlike our heroine, the film never quite gets off the ground.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Alas, excesses of any pleasurable kind are absent from this exasperatingly dull production.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

A perfectly sound biopic, well directed and acted, about an admirable woman. It confirmed for me Earhart's courage -- not only in flying, but in insisting on living her life outside the conventions of her time for well-behaved females. The next generation of American women grew up in her slipstream.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Pioneering aviatrix's life was apparently quite dull

2.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

So a pioneering feminist in the hands of a feminist filmmaker should have been a perfect match. But like her subject, the filmmaker gets lost in the clouds.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Most of all, Earhart wanted to be able to fly free as a bird above the clouds, and director Nair and star Swank make her quest not only understandable but truly impressive.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Swank’s moving performance, the period dressing and beautiful planes all appeal, but dramatically it doesn’t really soar.

3.0
0

Alright

Hilary Swank is very true to her character but like most bioflicks when the film starts drag you get uncomfortable in your seat an it's hard to pay attention.

3.0
0

Maybe even a 3.5

Slight disagreement with the "Flicks" review. I thought this was a good movie, showing how some with the drive to achieve or win, usually have other frailties, but their sense of drive over-rides all. In Amelia's case, a balance in her personal life arrived too late. Some history, some personality and some ambition.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

What rankles most about Amelia is the timidity and lack of imagination with which Nair approaches one of America's most exceptional and intriguing celebrity life stories.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A solid and respectable but reticent biopic that always holds its subject at a distance. Swank is spot-on casting and the period detail’s impeccable but, unlike our heroine, the film never quite gets off the ground.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Alas, excesses of any pleasurable kind are absent from this exasperatingly dull production.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

A perfectly sound biopic, well directed and acted, about an admirable woman. It confirmed for me Earhart's courage -- not only in flying, but in insisting on living her life outside the conventions of her time for well-behaved females. The next generation of American women grew up in her slipstream.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Pioneering aviatrix's life was apparently quite dull

2.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

So a pioneering feminist in the hands of a feminist filmmaker should have been a perfect match. But like her subject, the filmmaker gets lost in the clouds.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Most of all, Earhart wanted to be able to fly free as a bird above the clouds, and director Nair and star Swank make her quest not only understandable but truly impressive.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Swank’s moving performance, the period dressing and beautiful planes all appeal, but dramatically it doesn’t really soar.

3.0
0

Alright

Hilary Swank is very true to her character but like most bioflicks when the film starts drag you get uncomfortable in your seat an it's hard to pay attention.

3.0
0

Maybe even a 3.5

Slight disagreement with the "Flicks" review. I thought this was a good movie, showing how some with the drive to achieve or win, usually have other frailties, but their sense of drive over-rides all. In Amelia's case, a balance in her personal life arrived too late. Some history, some personality and some ambition.

3.0
0