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This late-period Harrison Ford actioner is full of palpable, if not entirely seamless, thrills. Read critic reviews

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After making a speech in Moscow vowing to never negotiate with terrorists, President James Marshall (Harrison Ford) boards Air Force One with his family (Wendy Crewson, Liesel Matthews) and advisers. When a group of terrorists led by Ivan Korshunov (Gary Oldman) hijacks the flight, the President's principles are put to the test. Feigning escape, ex-solider Marshall stows away in the aircraft and must race against time to rescue his family and everyone else on board.

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Harrison Ford
President James Marshall
Gary Oldman
Ivan Korshunov
Glenn Close
Vice President Kathryn Bennett
Wendy Crewson
Grace Marshall
Paul Guilfoyle
Chief of Staff Lloyd 'Shep' Shepherd
William H. Macy
Major Caldwell
Liesel Matthews
Alice Marshall
Dean Stockwell
Defense Secretary Walter Dean
Xander Berkeley
Secret Service Agent Gibbs
Bill Smitrovich
General Northwood
Marc Abraham
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Thomas A. Bliss
Executive Producer
David V. Lester
Executive Producer
Gail Katz
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Jerry Goldsmith
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Joel McNeely
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Michael Ballhaus
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  • Nov 12, 2016
    My problem isn't that the movie is silly or unrealistic, it's that I've always found it excessively boring.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Nov 24, 2012
    Pretty intense thriller starring Harrison Ford who plays- President of United States of America. Obviously he was gonna be the hero and save the day, but still managed to be interesting.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Oct 07, 2012
    Air Force One is often referred to as Die Hard on a plane, but I like to think of it as "Indiana Jones On A Plane". Whatever you want to call this film there's no denying that Air Force One does deliver good on thrills. Air Force One follows the hijacking of Air Force One as President James Marshall attempts to take out the terrorist hijackers and save everyone on board. With a plot like this you should expect some political conversations in this movie which often makes the film loose momentum. Though, the overall film is a thrill to watch. When it's not focusing on political issues the hijacking of the plane is interesting to see unfold and has enough action to satisfy those looking for violence in this action film. I also think it's great that our hero is a president which results in him getting the job done and the script does take advantage of this by putting those closest to him in the hands of danger. It's not to often we get to see a president killing some terrorists with his own hands on screen. It's also not light on some spectacular set pieces, despite mostly taking place on a plane the script takes advantage of it setting to delivers many explosions in mid air with several planes getting destroyed in the process. Air Force One is exciting to watch, but do expect the occasional slow moments during the thrill ride. The cast is well constructed and helps make elevate the script material into something much grand. Harrison Ford makes a great fictional president even when he's not fighting terrorists. He delivers a great performance throughout the film proving he's a great actor and not just reliable for violence on screen. With a great actor like Harrison Ford as our hero, you also have an equally great Gary Oldman as the film villain. Gary Oldman plays the soulless terrorist coldly and very convincingly like he means it. Gary Oldman is as interesting to see on screen as much as our hero and gives the film the edge it needs to deliver tension at all time. The supporting are also solid, though Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman will hold your attention throughout it duration. The special effects are a mix bags. Sometimes you'll some good effects like a plane catching on fire in mid air and sometimes you'll get sub par CGI. The direction is effective, but do expect to see the same sets throughout which you'll probably get tire of seeing after the first halve. The actions scenes are well done and takes advantage of it environments to deliver some satisfying violence. Air Force One benefits from having Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman to deliver on the film thrills and fun despite the occasional slow down. If you're in the mood for a good action movie or a film that thrills Air Force One will deliver that.
    Caesar M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 29, 2012
    God bless those United States, the old red white and blue, the stars n stripes, the most powerful country in the whole wide world!! Anyway, this is pretty much your standard terrorist hijack setup with all the regular ingredients that you might expect. Take 'Passenger 57' 'Die Hard 2' and 'Executive Decision' blend them all together, make the one man army hero the President (no vest) and voila!. This film does well mainly due the huge appeal of Ford and his epic back catalog of movies. His ever lasting rugged good looks, calm manly voice and likeable charisma (even without the fedora) is the stuff of silver screen legend. The other reason this works so well is Oldman as the main Russian baddie. He's got the stereotypical goatee, a heavy accent and he's really mean, another good Eurotrash villain. Along with Ford that's two rock solid performances which keep the film glued together, without them this could easily have been a very average run of the mill action thriller. Another thing the film shows you is how nice it is or would be to be President with his highly advanced personal airliner. Never realised how luxurious the interior of the plane is, from top to bottom its like a long narrow mansion. On top of that you also learn a few things about the plane and how cool it really is. Is there really an escape pod on board? The sets for Air Force One all look top notch and the action is also darn good but its also pretty daft at times. Lots of gun fire in mid air, kinda silly as you'd think at least one might pierce the fuselage, especially with all the machine gun fire haha. Then of course you have the obligatory faceless Russian bad guys, god knows how many there were at first or how many got killed but it seemed to be lots. Ditto for Air Force One personnel, people getting mowed down all over the shop, no idea who they are. Little character development for the bad guys or good guys accept for the odd main roles naturally. End of the day its your typical action flick cunningly disguised as trying to be something a bit more intelligent...but really its not. Still looks the biz today but the CGI sequence at the end is pretty bad looking I gotta be honest. 'nobody does this to the United States'
    Phil H Super Reviewer

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