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The Terminal

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Steven Spielberg

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About the Movie

This romantic comedy from director Steven Spielberg revolves around an Eastern European man by the name of Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks), whose plans of immigrating to New York were hastened by a violent coup in his home country. Unfortunately, Viktor finds himself on the wrong end of a nasty technicality while en route to America: His passport was issued from a country, which, during its upheaval, ceased to exist in an official capacity. Unauthorized to leave Kennedy Airport upon his arrival and unable to return home, Viktor finds himself exiled inside the terminal's international transit lounge. Though airport official Frank Dixon (Stanley Tucci) views Viktor as an annoying bureaucratic glitch, other airport employees — including a beautiful flight attendant by the name of Amelia (Catherine Zeta-Jones) — come to see him as a welcome, if unofficial, addition to their numbers. As the days stretch on into months, the terminal transforms from an intimidating atmosphere of forced assimilation into a country within itself, complete with culture, ambition, status, complex diversity, and the need for love.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 203
  • Fresh: 123
  • Rotten: 80
  • Average Rating: 6.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Probably the worst-directed film Spielberg has ever made. – Charles Taylor,, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: I'm not in love with The Terminal, but I liked every minute in it. – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: A feel-good film of such originality and sweetness in a summer of otherwise derivative sequels and remakes that it practically qualifies for miracle status. – Rex Reed, New York Observer, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: A gentle alternative to noisy kid-oriented action flicks, raucous comedies and the agitprop of Fahrenheit 9/11. – Jonathan Foreman, New York Post, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews


So funny


Simply one of the best movies ever

The best movie no has seen!!!

Tom Hanks and his accent are movie gold. Gorjitza... mustard.

The Terminal
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Romance
  • Released: 2004

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