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Air Force One Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 24, 2016
Everything about it was unreal, except it did a big box office.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Emanuel Levy
February 19, 2013
Well executed action thriller by Das Boot German director Petersen, which is rather weak in plot and characterization.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
June 10, 2009
[An] unabashedly jingoistic action extravaganza starring Harrison Ford as...'The Ass-Kicking President'...[Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Gonsalves
July 23, 2007
As the familiar cat-and-mouse plot unfolded, I let myself enjoy the unapologetic masculine thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 6, 2004
It's embarrassing to see [Ford] hanging by a thread ... behind his own 747. No image better fits the fragile state of his [career] at this point... he's losing his grip.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Manohla Dargis
L.A. Weekly
October 3, 2002
Most of the time it's a kick.
Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Unfortunately, as the film winds to a close, claustrophobic tension once again gives way to overblown digital effects and set pieces.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002 flies on and on until its power to hold us simply peters out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 28, 2002
An adrenaline-pumping political thriller.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
January 22, 2002
It's a great ride.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 22, 2002
Moments of silliness are more than balanced by Petersen's extraordinary ability to keep this movie flight-worthy, Ford's almost-executive presence and an outstanding performance from Oldman.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
October 17, 2001
With any expectations of real-life adventure safely out of mind, you can relish 1997's megahit "Air Force One" as one heck of a joy ride.
| Original Score: 8/10
June 14, 2001
Non-action movie fans will enjoy it, patriots will enjoy it, and Harrison Ford fans will enjoy it
Full Review| Original Score: 5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 11, 2001
Air Force One doesn't insult the audience. It is crafted by a film-maker who takes pride in the thrills and sly fun he packs into every frame.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
calculated with statistical precision to function as both a patriotic call to arms and an emotional tear about a man's family in jeopardy
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Todd McCarthy
February 14, 2001
Seeing the president of the United States as a kick-butt action hero pretty much sums up the appeal of Air Force One
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
A piece of expertly crafted entertainment that gets the job done with skill and panache

E! Online
January 1, 2000
A die-hardly pic that pits President Rambo against Oldman's boilerplate Russian hijacker.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Rob Blackwelder
January 1, 2000
Air Force One hasn't a moment of genuine tension because every development is entirely expected.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
January 1, 2000
It would take a far more intelligent movie than Air Force One to credibly explore the issues raised by this hyperactive plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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