I rated this movie 2 stars based upon its general entertainment value, and not on its historical accuracy. Also, the characterizations of Earhart / Noonan / Putnum were shallow and routine in B movies (it's the script and not the actors fault). I think that ALL the movies about Earhart's last flight are centered around her as the heroine; and so, Fred Noonan becomes an alcoholic who was either drunk during the flight... or was totally bombed until the wee-hours of the morning on the day of the flight. There is no real evidence anywhere of his supposed alcoholism except by hearsay or of the apocryphal type... and you can find more contemporary witnesses that strongly state the exact opposite when it comes to Noonan. The "drunk" story-line was also strongly implied in the "Amelia" movie as in all the others. Because, obviously, if it wasn't the navigator's fault... then it had to be the pilot's fault. Noonan did his job: he got them close to Howland Island, where Earhart wasn't able to contact the Island either by voice radio or ab;e tp obtain a bearing on her radio direction finder. (compare Earhart's performance with Anne Morrow Lindbergh's 1933 & 1935 flights with her husband Charles-- where Anne flew the plane, operated the radio and took a number of successful D/F bearings, while Charles was responsible for computing the Celestial Navigation). "Amelia" the movie had good cinematography and seeing the Lockheed Electra in action was a treat. But, of course, it had a very sad ending.