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The American President Reviews

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James Berardinelli
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Neither bad nor unwatchable, The American President is nevertheless the second straight disappointment from director Rob Reiner.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Sean Means
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The American President will make you laugh and make you smile. But it probably won't make you change your vote.

January 1, 2000
Christopher Null

Rob Reiner seems to have found his calling.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 1, 2000
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

Michael Douglas is plausible as president, and he delivers yet another solid, if unmemorable performance.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 72/100

January 1, 2000
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

Got the same zip as When Harry Met Sally.

January 1, 2000
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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A well-modulated charmer.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Tom Keogh
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You can't dislike this movie, but you won't be swept away by it either.

January 1, 2000
Paula Nechak
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The American President becomes a pretty darn entertaining and affecting movie after its first simpering 20 minutes.

January 1, 2000
John Hartl
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Painless fun.

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Great entertainment.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
Madeleine Williams

Charming but flawed leftist romantic comedy.

Full Review Source: Cinematter | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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As bustling and impassioned as the best Sturges and Capra movies.

January 1, 2000
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner

Simplistic, full of stock characters and easy solutions to difficult problems, and I absolutely loved it.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner

January 1, 2000
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
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'Capraesque' has inevitably been affixed to The American President, but that phrase, with its implications of facile hokum, doesn't do the film justice.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000

Director Rob Reiner strikes a good balance between drama and old-fashioned love with Douglas and Bening suitably understated in their roles.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2000
Mike Clark
USA Today
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A super cast injects it with Teddy Roosevelt vitality.

| Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Peppered with terrific performances from a bevy of familiar faces.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City

January 1, 2000
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee

A shrewd new depiction of 'office sex,' as well as an utterly positive view of the idea that a president's character is important.

Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee

January 1, 2000
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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Apart from its too-obvious political bias, The American President has romance in its heart, smarts in abundance and class to spare.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
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