“Simply put, Snakes on a Plane (New Line, 8.18) wouldn’t work without Samuel L. Jackson. Even as the [film] escalates beyond any semblance of reality, Jackson anchors this film with an unwavering performance. Not once does he act like this flick is beneath him or is he playing camp, even when he takes an infamous request from the online community and delivers a line of exasperated dialogue that he’ll inevitably be associated with for the rest of his life…Jackson is fully committed here.” And once the action cranks up, “the director, screenwriters and snakes show no mercy. The attacks are unremitting and even child passengers get a taste of venom. This is the ultimate movie to see with an audience. There will be pandemonium in the theater, especially during the finale.” — Derek Flint on Ain’t It Cool.