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The American President Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 27, 2015
A genial and glossy middle-brow rom/com blended together with corny Capra-like political drama.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Emanuel Levy
May 4, 2011
Light, fluffy romantic comedy, well acted by Michael Douglas.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
Witty, wise, and idealized political romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
March 12, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
Douglas Pratt
June 14, 2007
as the 1995 film veers away from the romance, into definable (and dated) political issues, it loses some of its magic.
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Part romantic comedy, part Capra-corny political drama, this movie exudes so much sympathy, it sweats.
Emanuel Levy
August 1, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
April 3, 2005
Sorkin starts his West Wing warm-up with a winning political rom-com.
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
August 7, 2004
Glorious romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Sarah Chauncey
June 4, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
May 28, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Willie Waffle
April 3, 2004
Predictable and PC, but fun.
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Blackwelder
October 15, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Fred Topel
July 14, 2003
Good romantic comedy. Some funny irreverence about the White House, and a well-meaning political message.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
The casting is inspired, with uniformly crisp performances all around.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
With great looks, a dandy supporting cast, a zinger-filled screenplay by Aaron Sorkin and Mr. Douglas twinkling merrily in the Oval Office, The American President is sunny enough to make the real Presidency pale by comparison.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 27, 2003
While there are a lot of funny lines in the film, well-delivered by an all-star cast, the film's politics are funniest of all.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
December 13, 2002
So-so fantasy about what a more courageous Bill Clinton might have been like.
| Original Score: 3/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 17, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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