• Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 2, 2005
  • Season #: 1 , 2

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 4 out of 6
  1. 38
    Like this movie, most of the passengers in "Mayday" are dead on arrival.
  2. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Perhaps the intrigue worked better on paper, but squeezed into 88 minutes or so, it's almost comical how everyone keeps conspiring to bring the damn plane down after blasting a hole in it the size of a Hummer.
  3. The real shocker is the credibility holes bigger than the ones air-conditioning this bird. [30 Sep 2005, p.89]
  4. "Mayday" is a run-of-the-mill television movie, but it does make its point: a lot of people in positions of authority these days are very bad guys.
  5. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    Maybe the problem with CBS' new Sunday popcorn movie "Mayday" isn't that it could be better. It actually could be worse. Then this would be deliriously mockable trash instead of an occasionally gripping but mostly frustratingly loony piece of hooey.
  6. The visual effects from coordinator Laird McMurray and his team in the wake of the missile strike are solid enough, though it's never explained why some people get sucked out of the hole and others don't and why, after the plane levels off, the sucking pretty much stops even as the movie itself continues to suck.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 3 out of 4
  1. GeorgeB.
    Aug 16, 2009
    This was hilarious! The movie was so stupid that I kept on laughing. And Kelly Hu is always hot.
  2. DanelS.
    Aug 14, 2008
    Blech! I remember watching this one sunday afternoon with my dad, and it sucked. completely unbelievable at every stage, stupid premise, ridiculous ending. Full Review »
  3. StephenC
    Oct 17, 2005
    What a ridiculous piece of crap. A heat seeking missile that hits a fuselage? It would hit the engine (heat). Also at 65,000 feet - it would have been all over. Full Review »