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Rated PG · 111 minutes · 2009

Biography, Historical drama
I cannot stand the way Hilary Swank speaks in this movie. Her portrayal of Amelia Earhart stands as one of the year’s worst performances, a surprising feat coming from a reliable two-time Oscar winner. Her line deliveries are forced and silly, and her work never flows on a realistic level. She’s like some sort of poorly constructed Amelia Earhart action figure that says stupid things. Director Mira Nair has made a good-looking movie that lacks substance. The film spends more time on Earhart’s complicated love life than it does exploring what drove the woman to fly. Richard Gere and Ewan McGregor are stilted bores as Earhart’s husband and lover. It’s not a good time at the movies when you want to punch yourself in the face every time the main actress speaks. One of the year’s worst films … a true disaster.
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Director: Mira Nair
Producer: Ted Waitt, Kevin Hyman, Lydia Dean Pilcher, Ron Bass and Hilary Swank
Cast: Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston, Joe Anderson, Cherry Jones, Mia Wasikowska, William Cuddy and Virginia Madsen

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Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week Amelia, Astro Boy, Good Hair and more. 10/22/2009
Colorado Springs Independent Fighting gravity The Earhart of Amelia is fully formed as a role model from the very first moment, and so she remains all the way through to the end (and beyond). by Jonathan Kiefer 10/22/2009
The Coast Halifax Amelia a one-note wonder Hilary Swank's biopic is clumsy and shallow, a disservice to a complex character by Hillary Titley 10/29/2009
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Memphis Flyer Woman's Picture Despite a fine Hilary Swank, too much sop and pith keeps Amelia from quite soaring. by Hannah Sayle 10/23/2009

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