World War Z
The Bling Ring
Jack the Giant Slayer
21 And Over
Kevin A. Ranson
Well executed action thriller by Das Boot German director Petersen, which is rather weak in plot and characterization.
| Original Score: B
[An] unabashedly jingoistic action extravaganza starring Harrison Ford as...'The Ass-Kicking President'...[Blu-ray]
| Original Score: 3/4
As the familiar cat-and-mouse plot unfolded, I let myself enjoy the unapologetic masculine thrills.
| Original Score: 4/5
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.
| Original Score: C+
Most of the time it's a kick.
Unfortunately, as the film winds to a close, claustrophobic tension once again gives way to overblown digital effects and set pieces.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
...it flies on and on until its power to hold us simply peters out.
| Original Score: 2/4
An adrenaline-pumping political thriller.
It's a great ride.
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.
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
Non-action movie fans will enjoy it, patriots will enjoy it, and Harrison Ford fans will enjoy it
| Original Score: 5
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
calculated with statistical precision to function as both a patriotic call to arms and an emotional tear about a man's family in jeopardy
Seeing the president of the United States as a kick-butt action hero pretty much sums up the appeal of Air Force One
A piece of expertly crafted entertainment that gets the job done with skill and panache
A die-hardly pic that pits President Rambo against Oldman's boilerplate Russian hijacker.
The two hours of this movie felt like such an eternity that I was certain my clothes were going to be out of style by the time it was over.
Up to this moment, every detail ... has been exact ... But, because of that initial realism, audiences accept the fakery of what follows ... a president who, in physical prowess and stamina, makes Arnold Schwarzenegger look limp.
Harrison Ford is one of the most likable and convincing of movie stars, and he almost pulls off the impossible in Air Force One.' I don't mean he saves the day; I mean he almost saves the movie.
| Original Score: 2.5/4