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Stealth Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0

    out of 100

    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 30

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Brought down by repeated bursts of high absurdity.

  • 40

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    Hollywood's latest virtual movie, features impressive action sequences -- all created through technology -- a thin story, cardboard characters and snicker-inducing dialogue.

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  • 42

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Stealth, a dregs-of-summer knockoff, is too ponderous and inept to serve a comparable function now, yet the film's lack of thrust may be related to an absence of conviction about its own war-is-a-videogame clichés.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 13+

Explosion movie is too violent for little ones.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie features lots of fighter jet action, explosions, drinking (martinis, beer), smoking, tough fighter language, and sexual references, sometimes raunchy (ménage a trois).

  • Families can talk about the gendered differences between attitudes toward war (the girl pilot is more emphatically moralistic and humanistic than the boys). Also worth considering is the film's framing of war as a series of choices, and how technology can enhance, exacerbate, and (ideally) alleviate human costs. How is the robot pilot's disobedience singular or systemic? How does the film produce viewer pleasure in the battle images, but also ask you to consider the victimization of farmers and other civilians?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Discussions of being good pilots, some deception and disobedience.

What to watch for
  • violence false5

    Violence: Lots of explosions, video-gamey and mostly from the air, so bodies fall away and catch on fire, mostly anonymously.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Some references and language.

  • language false3

    Language: Action-heroic posturing and cursing.

  • consumerism false3

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drinking and smoking.