Mayday (2005) - Action, Drama

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Twelve miles above the Pacific Ocean, an errant missile strikes a state of the art passenger jet. The flight crew is crippled or dead. Now, defying both nature and man, a handful of survivors must achieve the impossible: Land the airplane.

Director: T.J. Scott
Stars: Aidan Quinn, Dean Cain
Length: 120 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 3 out of 38 found boring (7.89%)

One-line Reviews (17)

Aidan Quinn is entertaining as the "weekend pilot" and the mix of characters and occasional potboiler dialog are good entertainment.

It was pretty, exciting stuff -- and unfortunately, many similar (air) disasters -- accidental or purposeful -- would always somehow make it too realistic to bear.

I have seen worse than this and probably should have given it at least a 2, but the stereotypes were so predictable and bad, 1 out of 10.

A hackneyed disaster film beginning leads to a fairly thought-provoking series of suspenseful plot turns, and the acting throughout is quite good.

These messages of truth embedded within this film are really what make it worth watching.

The subplot added of other passengers trapped in the Conference Room proved pointless, and the matter of Harold Stein still being alive at the end, rather than committing suicide earlier was a weak point too.

It is an old, contrived, worn out plot to have the military make a mistake and then try to cover it up.

I was in absolute disbelief how scientifically inaccurate and plot-less this movie is.


The big event was quite exciting and scary.

The ending was pretty exciting and when the movie was over my husband and Iturned to one another and said "that wasn't a bad movie at all".

For a Sunday night movie, I enjoyed it a lot.

It was suspenseful, and did not drag.

Nelson Demille as usual educates his audience while keeping them on the edge of their seats wondering how his yarn will spin out.

) The music screams: THIS IS THE EXCITING PART!

It was entertaining, whether realistic or not.

This is the first movie I actually was sitting on the edge of my seat for.