American Flyers Reviews

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Douglas Pratt
DVDLaser
August 4, 2008
Scriptwriter Steve Tesich returns to bicycle racing, but he's forced to throw in a subplot about an incurable movie disease to make the thing work.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
August 4, 2008
Disjointed and underdeveloped.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Variety Staff
Variety
August 4, 2008
Unfortunately, overblown production just pumps hot air in too many directions and comes up limp.
Top Critic
Wally Hammond
Time Out
February 9, 2006
A pleasant, straight-down-the-road, cliché-ridden ride.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 22, 2004
Offers a thrilling and positive portrait of cross-country biking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Fred Topel
About.com
July 14, 2003
Classic '80s sports movie. Surprising twist, and thrilling bike scenes.
| Original Score: 3/5

Film4
May 24, 2003
Its overwelming sentimentality obscures the excitement of the race and some fine performances.
Top Critic
Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The performances aren't bad, but they aren't good enough to give the film the heft it doesn't otherwise have.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
January 15, 2003
There are certainly worse ways to spend 100 minutes - particularly if you're a bicycling enthusiast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
American Flyers is shaky at the core, because it tries to tap-dance around its own central issues.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Thankfully, Costner and Grant are able to overcome the bumpy screenplay and ride American Flyers to a satisfying, if predictable, conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 71/100
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
July 22, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
June 3, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
April 26, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Rebecca Murray
About.com
September 7, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
August 19, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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