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Snakes On A Plane August 18, 2006
Snakes On A Plane
Studio: New Line Cinema
Rating: R for language, a scene of sexuality and drug use, and intense sequences of terror.

After a year of buzz created and amplified by internet movie websites, a highly anticipated creature feature is finally unleashed.

Samuel L. Jackson takes on a ferocious bunch of reptiles in the thriller "Snakes On A Plane." Directed by David R. Ellis, the movie centers on the flight of a witness whose testimony can put a crime boss behind bars. Ethan Phillips plays the witness. Jackson is his FBI Agent escort.

But the bad guys get the idea to smuggles poisonous snakes onto the aircraft.

While over the Pacific Ocean on the journey from Hawaii to the mainland, the snakes get loose and start dealing out bites at a very rapid pace.

Julianna Margulies is also in the cast as a flight attendant who helps Jackson battle the cold-blooded predators.

With its title, "Snakes On A Plane" is the type of movie you'd expect it to be. We see just about every species of deadly snake on the planet and all of them seem to take great delight in killing as many passengers as possible.

It's cheesy and campy and it works. This film doesn't pretend to be something it's not. "Snakes On A Plane" is a throwback to a time when exploitation movies ruled the roost. There are laughs and chills that strike at random, very much like the snakes themselves.

Grab a tub of popcorn, fasten your seatbelt, settle in and enjoy the flight. If you go in with the right frame of mind, "Snakes On A Plane" delivers exactly what it promises.

On my rating scale, "Snakes On A Plane" hits a Triple.

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