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      On a Wing and a Prayer

      PG 2023 1h 42m Drama Mystery & Thriller List
      16% Tomatometer 25 Reviews 58% Audience Score 250+ Ratings In this extraordinary true story of faith and survival, On a Wing and a Prayer follows passenger Doug White's (Dennis Quaid) harrowing journey to safely land a plane and save his entire family from insurmountable danger, after their pilot dies unexpectedly mid-flight. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      Predictable and unsubtle, On a Wing and a Prayer proves a decidedly disappointing attempt to dramatize an uplifting fact-based story.

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      On a Wing and a Prayer really means well, but it's hard to look past the wildly uneven way it tells what's supposed to be a heartwarming true story.

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      Monica Castillo RogerEbert.com [On a Wing and a Prayer] falls short of the glory of competent filmmaking and gorges on cheap sentimentally and cliches, undermining its own message. Rated: 1/4 Apr 7, 2023 Full Review Teo Bugbee New York Times It’s a cynical view of faith, one which removes the mystery and terror from life’s unforeseen calamities, and instead frames survival as a matter of calling into the correct belief system. Apr 6, 2023 Full Review Todd Gilchrist Variety McNamara, best known for directing 2011 faith-based sleeper hit “Soul Surfer,” leans so heavily on the virtue of starting from the truth that he fails to recognize the abundance of elements that make his movie ring false. Apr 6, 2023 Full Review Erik Childress Movie Madness Podcast This may be a true story, but its drama veers closer to Airplane!-like hysterics and parody of faith-tested films down to song choices and all the references to Heather Graham's special sauce. Rated: 1/4 Jun 15, 2023 Full Review Anna McKibbin Paste Magazine On a Wing and a Prayer never justifies the scale and scope of film as its form, operating more like a high-budget TED Talk. Rated: 1.8/10 Jun 2, 2023 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Dull faith-based film. Rated: C- Apr 19, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member What a shame they made so many changes to an already great story. I understand it's a movie and they want to make it more dramatic, but they went too far. Very disappointing. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 05/04/24 Full Review John Z I was 2 minutes in and I was like....What's this?! I first saw tge blow by blow of the real events, then the interview. This movie is just a serious disappointment. What tge heck were they thinking?! Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/09/24 Full Review Belinda S This movie is awful. Horrible acting from the get go. Why did the youngest daughter start out with a deep twangy southern drawl accent to no accent at all? This movie was just bad bad bad. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/06/24 Full Review Jay M YouTube has some accounts of the actual flight by the pilot and are a lot more entertaining than this movie which is over the top horrible. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/03/24 Full Review Tina K I heard the original recordings, etc., which were very griping. This film was fine, but will likely be more interesting to those who LOVE flying, airplanes, etc., and airplane disaster stories. I think Dr. Phil would have been better in the lead role. The pictures and video clips at the end were charming. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/03/24 Full Review John A Wow that was terrible. The acting, the budget, the realism. The first movie in my life I've truly ever hated. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/13/24 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis In this extraordinary true story of faith and survival, On a Wing and a Prayer follows passenger Doug White's (Dennis Quaid) harrowing journey to safely land a plane and save his entire family from insurmountable danger, after their pilot dies unexpectedly mid-flight.
      Director
      Sean McNamara
      Producer
      Roma Downey, Autumn Bailey, Karl Horstmann
      Screenwriter
      Brian Egeston
      Distributor
      Amazon Studios
      Production Co
      Lightworkers Media, Autumn Bailey Entertainment, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Rating
      PG (Thematic Elements|Peril|Suggestive References|Some Language)
      Genre
      Drama, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 7, 2023
      Runtime
      1h 42m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital
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