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Air Force One Reviews

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Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee

Harrison Ford can't save Air Force One

Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide

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

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 58/100

January 1, 2000
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire

Air Force One hasn't a moment of genuine tension because every development is entirely expected.

Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

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 Source: Looking Closer | Original Score: C+

December 6, 2004
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Full Review | Original Score: 3/10

March 19, 2004
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

It would take a far more intelligent movie than Air Force One to credibly explore the issues raised by this hyperactive plot.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Charles Taylor
Salon.com
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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.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

January 1, 2000
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

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

January 1, 2000
Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine

Unfortunately, as the film winds to a close, claustrophobic tension once again gives way to overblown digital effects and set pieces.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 5, 2002

E! Online

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

Full Review Source: E! Online | Original Score: C+

January 1, 2000

Globe and Mail
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...it flies on and on until its power to hold us simply peters out.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

April 12, 2002
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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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 Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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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 Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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It's a great ride.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 22, 2002
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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Seeing the president of the United States as a kick-butt action hero pretty much sums up the appeal of Air Force One

Full Review Source: Variety

February 14, 2001
Manohla Dargis
L.A. Weekly
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Most of the time it's a kick.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

October 3, 2002
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

As the familiar cat-and-mouse plot unfolded, I let myself enjoy the unapologetic masculine thrills.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

July 23, 2007
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

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 Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2000
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

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

October 17, 2001
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An adrenaline-pumping political thriller.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

February 28, 2002
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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June 24, 2006
Robin Clifford
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April 9, 2005
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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November 6, 2002
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
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January 1, 2000
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002

Boston Phoenix
January 1, 2000
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