Harrison Ford can't save Air Force One
| Original Score: 2/4
Air Force One has neither the wit to laugh at its own absurdity nor the wisdom to mock its pretensions.
| Original Score: 58/100
Air Force One hasn't a moment of genuine tension because every development is entirely expected.
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+
| Original Score: 3/10
It would take a far more intelligent movie than Air Force One to credibly explore the issues raised by this hyperactive plot.
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.
What separates Air Force One from other action/adventure movies is that an audience cannot ignore the silly bits.
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
A die-hardly pic that pits President Rambo against Oldman's boilerplate Russian hijacker.
...it flies on and on until its power to hold us simply peters out.
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
As it is, the movie is a roller coaster ride for those who prefer not to think once the theater lights have dimmed.
It's a great ride.
Seeing the president of the United States as a kick-butt action hero pretty much sums up the appeal of Air Force One
Most of the time it's a kick.
As the familiar cat-and-mouse plot unfolded, I let myself enjoy the unapologetic masculine thrills.
| Original Score: 4/5
Air Force One is a spellbinding film, one that grips the viewer from the very start and doesn't let up until 140 minutes later, plot holes or no.
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
An adrenaline-pumping political thriller.