Air Force One Reviews

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Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000

Harrison Ford can't save Air Force One

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000

Air Force One has neither the wit to laugh at its own absurdity nor the wisdom to mock its pretensions.

Full Review | Original Score: 58/100
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
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+
Dragan Antulov
March 19, 2004

Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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
Charles Taylor
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

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.

Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000

What separates Air Force One from other action/adventure movies is that an audience cannot ignore the silly bits.

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

E! Online
January 1, 2000

A die-hardly pic that pits President Rambo against Oldman's boilerplate Russian hijacker.

Full Review | Original Score: C+

Globe and Mail
Top Critic
April 12, 2002 flies on and on until its power to hold us simply peters out.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

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.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
James Berardinelli
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

As it is, the movie is a roller coaster ride for those who prefer not to think once the theater lights have dimmed.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
Top Critic
January 22, 2002

It's a great ride.

Todd McCarthy
Top Critic
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

Manohla Dargis
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic
October 3, 2002

Most of the time it's a kick.

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
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000

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.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 28, 2002

An adrenaline-pumping political thriller.

Geoff Andrew
Time Out
Top Critic
June 24, 2006

Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005

Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003

Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic
November 6, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002

Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000

Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002

Boston Phoenix
January 1, 2000

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