Snakes on a Plane 2006

Snakes on a Plane

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Snakes on a Plane lives up to its title, featuring snakes on a plane. It isn't perfect, but then again, it doesn't need to be.

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FBI agent Nelville Flynn (Samuel L. Jackson) boards a flight from Hawaii to Los Angeles, escorting a witness to trial. An on-board assassin releases a crate of deadly serpents in an attempt to kill the witness. Flynn and a host of frightened passengers and crew must band together to survive the slithery threat.

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Critic Reviews for Snakes on a Plane

All Critics (177) | Top Critics (43) | Fresh (122) | Rotten (55)

  • 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.

    August 28, 2006

    David Denby

    New Yorker
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  • All those CGI snakes can be quite shudder-inducing. But there is also something cheerfully ridiculous in the way the film switches to rubber snakes for hand-to-hand combat.

    August 26, 2006 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Faced with such an enthusiastic fanbase, all that director David Ellis had to do was deliver on the promise of his brilliant title, and he has done exactly that.

    August 22, 2006 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Paul Arendt

    BBC.com
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  • A triumph of high-concept but low-ambition filmmaking.

    August 21, 2006 | Rating: C+
  • 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.

    August 21, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • 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.

    August 18, 2006 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Snakes on a Plane

  • Apr 04, 2017
    Better than Snakes on a Train.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 21, 2012
    This film has no reason to be any good but for some strange reason it's not half bad, Let's face it if Samuel L Jackson wasn't in it it would of gone straight to DVD and on the Syfy channel every month, The film never takes itself too serious, The effects were pretty poor and so was the acting, Closest to a B-movie we may see with a big star in, But it's fun, Silly and quite entertaining.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Mar 10, 2012
    I love this film. It's a modern 'B-Film'. if films were still presented in double features this would be lower film but I have a strong belief that most B-Movies are way better than their feature. This film came in at the right time, it helped to bring Samuel L. Jackson back into the fame he diserved by giving an amazing performance and another actor who really shined was Kenan Thompson. Before this film, to me, he was just the Good Burger employee in Kenan & Kel and a minor player in SNL. This film really put him on the map. There are other really good performances but let me just say, 'dont take this film too seriously'. This film, or at lease I feel, gives a sence of owning to it's cheesy title but not too cheesy to be a parody film. Far from a perfect film, but a pretty fun way to spend 106 minutes.
    Joshua W Super Reviewer
  • Jan 05, 2012
    I actually saw this film on a plane and it was decent, yes it was cheesy but it had a lot of funny moments. Samuel l Jackson was a bOss, and if you look past it's thin story line you can enjoy it
    Daniel D Super Reviewer

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