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88
A movie called Snakes on a Plane had better be one of two things: So bad it's good or so good it's great. Darned if it isn't a little bit of both.
88
Premiere
Why is this movie so watchable? Four simple reasons. It's truly funny. It's truly scary. It's truly gruesome. And Samuel L. Jackson is the cool head who prevails (“You stick with me, you live”).
75
If you can find a better time at the movies this year than this wild comic thriller, let me in on it.
75
New York Daily News
Hilariously funny, full of fang-popping scares, and guaranteed to increase travel by train.
75
New York Post
The film failed to be frightening, suspenseful or dramatic but accidentally succeeded in being absolutely hilarious.
70
The Hollywood Reporter
This is a coolly efficient, tongue-in-cheek horror-comedy.
63
Cheesy, campy B-movie fun, thanks mostly to the cadre of cobras and their ilk and also to Jackson (probably the only actor alive who could pull off this save-the-day bad ass movie role).
63
ReelViews
To an extent, Snakes on a Plane reminds me of "Eight Legged Freaks." It has the same kind of off-the-wall, don't-take-it-seriously comedic horror sensibility.
58
Entertainment Weekly
More potent than anything in Snakes on a Plane is the fantasy offscreen: that if enough people talk up their desire to see this film and, at the same time, take an overt delight in what an unabashed piece of junk it is, they will fuse with the hype, with the movie's mystique. They will not just watch Snakes on a Plane; they will own it.
50
The result is not quite a horror movie (too cheerful and can-do) or a thriller (too cheerful and stupid), nor does it parody itself or take itself seriously, thereby canceling out the camp factor. It's more like an improv sketch at 30,000 feet.
50
Philadelphia Inquirer
This hotly anticipated film delivers on the premise of its celebrated title. But it offers little more in terms of suspense, originality or enjoyment. Mostly, it lays there on the screen like a big lazy boa.
38
It's not so bad that it's good. It's so bland that it's boring. Not even worth a hissss.

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