Air Force One Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
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
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
February 15, 2013
| Original Score: B-
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A
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
eFilmCritic.com
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
Leonard Schwarz
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 16, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Manohla Dargis
L.A. Weekly
October 3, 2002
Most of the time it's a kick.
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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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
A piece of expertly crafted entertainment that gets the job done with skill and panache
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
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
Ian Freer
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
when it is served up with such pulpy panache, old-fashioned expertise and a hero so easy to root for
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The latest in an overly long list of hijack films. But it's also the smartest and most appealing to date.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Is Air Force one formulaic? Yes. Is it gimmicky? Yes. Does it work? Yes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
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January 1, 2000
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