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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 31
  2. Negative: 3 out of 31
  1. 90
    Snakes was the most exuberantly trashy delight of this summer movie season or last.
  2. Hilariously funny, full of fang-popping scares, and guaranteed to increase travel by train.
  3. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    75
    The film failed to be frightening, suspenseful or dramatic but accidentally succeeded in being absolutely hilarious.
  4. Reviewed by: Kim Newman
    60
    It’s the sort of picture you'll either queue all night in the rain to see twelve times or avoid like a Wayans Brothers Retrospective for the rest of life.
  5. 60
    1. It has the potential to supplant "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" as the greatest audience participation movie of all time. 2. It is, simultaneously, one of the worst and best movies I’ve ever seen.
  6. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    50
    Snakes on a Plane represents a fairly craven mixture of deliberate cheese and inadvertent lameness, plus fangs.
  7. 25
    Not since Pet Rocks riveted the nation have so many gotten so excited over so little.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 23 out of 149
  1. DarkSynapse
    Aug 18, 2006
    10
    Go see it. Really. It's better than you would expect...a perfect end to the summer movie season.
  2. JasparC.
    Aug 19, 2006
    10
    I saw this film at the 10pm showing, and I was surprised that the theatre was not packed to capacity. However, everyone there was there to I saw this film at the 10pm showing, and I was surprised that the theatre was not packed to capacity. However, everyone there was there to witness the beauty and genius that is this film. The gratuitous violence on display, added to the hilarious audience participation ("Snake Vision!!!"), the dramatic irony ("Let's hope this is an uneventful flight"), the wonderful one-liners, the ridiculous characters (OCD rap star, anyone?) made this a fantastic movie. I highly recommend that everyone sees this film as soon as possible. It's that good. Expand
  3. Parker
    Jan 21, 2007
    10
    Watching this movie in theaters on opening night is unlike any experience I've ever had in my life. It was SOOOOOO much fun. Seriously, Watching this movie in theaters on opening night is unlike any experience I've ever had in my life. It was SOOOOOO much fun. Seriously, this film means a lot to me. 10/10 Expand
  4. BlancoA.
    Aug 18, 2006
    9
    No, it's not the next Citizen Kane, but if you're looking for a really fun, end-of-the-summer thriller, this fits the bill No, it's not the next Citizen Kane, but if you're looking for a really fun, end-of-the-summer thriller, this fits the bill perfectly. Next to Pulp Fiction, this is likely Sam Jackson's best role. He's got style to spare, and his lines are funny as hell. I was at the first showing (Thursday 10PM) with at least 100 SOaP fanatics, which made the experience all the more fun, but there are plenty of "scream" scenes," and probably just as many bust-out-laughing moments. The critics might find some obscure ways to dislike the film, but just about everybody I saw leave the theater tonight had huge smiles on their faces. Don't over-analyze the thing. Just go and laugh and scream with it. I wouldn't call it a horror film so much as a thriller/disaster flick. Definitely recommended. Expand
  5. Darlene
    Aug 18, 2006
    8
    GREAT movie! one of the best worst movies of all time. The hype, that doz guy gettign the tattoo..the movie itself was a riot!!!
  6. FoOdz
    Aug 18, 2006
    7
    [***SPOILER***] When you hear the title, "Snakes on a Plane" this is exactly what you hope it will be. It makes all of your funniest jokes [***SPOILER***] When you hear the title, "Snakes on a Plane" this is exactly what you hope it will be. It makes all of your funniest jokes about ways to die from snakes on a plane, and puts it to the screen. Jackson is at his campy best, and at his very best when he throws out standard Sam Jackson-isms. And really, who liked that stupid dog? Expand
  7. Ladyfinger
    Aug 24, 2006
    0
    One of the worst movies ever made. It is a below a B movie if you can believe that.

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