A group of people (Dennis Quaid, Giovanni Ribisi, Tyrese Gibson) struggles to survive after a huge sandstorm causes their plane to crash in the Gobi desert.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®
" In the 2 1/2-hour original, smart dialogue and all-or-nothing acting keep the tension blistering throughout, but in this update, the movie merely seems to be stalling until its final test flight. "
" It's disaster-by- the-numbers. "
" A ham-fisted movie that doesn't tax your brain with a lot of pesky ideas and three-dimensional characters. "
" It seems less a remake than an alternate version. "
" This is high-carb filmmaking at its finest. "
" Despite a basic premise that's ripe with promise, the film leaps way over the top with a key performance while also succumbing to some silly cliches. "
" The wonderful character actors in the original ... are succeeded by a fairly anonymous bunch. "
" In the end, it may be that man against sand isn't as thrilling as it was back in the day. "
" Loud, noisy, chaotic and overall unpleasant. "
" This time out, there's not much out there to look at besides sand, and even it doesn't look real. "
" A painfully incompetent remake of a 1965 James Stewart adventure. "
" The new Phoenix lacks the tension, the grim, sado-masochistic Darwinism of the original or the agonizing nuts-and-bolts of the ordeal. "
" By film's end the adventure appears less a matter of base survival than a beach barbecue gone slightly sour. "
" Other than Dennis Quaid, none of these characters leaves so much as a footprint in the sand. We don't know them. We don't care about them. "
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