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  • Summary: A dream vacation that turns into a tropical nightmare. A gruff, rough-hewn cargo pilot living in the islands, Quinn Harris (Ford) hates tourists ... though he's not above making a fast buck from a sharp-tongued New Yorker, Robin Monroe (Heche), when she's desperate for a quick flight to Tahiti. But this already uneasy relationship suddenly takes a nosedive when his weather-beaten old plane is forced down in a storm, stranding the duo. (Buena Vista)

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. 70
    Mostly it's an overearnest examination of emotional and sexual fidelity.
  2. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    Sprinkled with just enough laughs, close shaves and compromising positions to keep audiences mildly interested, this old-fashioned popcorn picture is agreeably breezy and colorful, but lacks the pizzazz and star chemistry of a genre ancestor such as "Romancing the Stone."
  3. 70
    Part of what's so entertaining about Six Days, Seven Nights is the way Reitman happily mixes all the conventions of the stranded-on-an-island motif -- unpleasant encounters with creepy-crawly nature, the building of stuff out of bamboo and found objects, the first kiss in paradise.
  4. An acceptable star vehicle, no better or worse than it should be, a well-worn standard diversion that gets the job done without eliciting either howls of fury or paroxysms of delight.
  5. 50
    All that's missing from Ivan Reitman's Six Days, Seven Nights is a plot with a moment's originality.
  6. It's no accident that portions of Six Days mildly echo some of Ford's most popular films, from "Raiders of the Lost Ark" to "Working Girl."
  7. Labors mightily to be a frolicsome entertainment, but the results are - well, labored. The dialogue isn't snappy, the story isn't surprising, there's little chemistry between the stars.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. DavidW.
    Jul 15, 2009
    There's damn few movies that I can watch more than once. This is one. You actually can identify with the characters, more than one of the characters. (Considering that there are really only four main characters, 2 male and 2 female, you are really surprised when you identify with both characters of your gender). Expand
  2. May 22, 2014
    The movie itself isn't bad, but "Six Days Seven Nights" is completely forgettable, average genre fare. And for the record, I found the chemistry between the two leads lacking. Expand

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