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The Terminal

  PG-13 HD Closed Captioning

Steven Spielberg

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Plot Summary

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: 200
  • Fresh: 121
  • Rotten: 79
  • Average Rating: 6.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Probably the worst-directed film Spielberg has ever made. – Charles Taylor,, Jul 7, 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: Delicately funny and inventive. – Desson Thomson, Washington Post, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: This is the first time in my life I wanted to spend more time in an airport terminal, and Spielberg is just such a brilliant filmmaker; the things he does with light and with motion and some amazing tracking shots. – Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews


Simply one of the best movies ever


So funny

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: Comedy
  • Released: 2004

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