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Air Force One Reviews

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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
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.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4

E! Online
January 1, 2000
A die-hardly pic that pits President Rambo against Oldman's boilerplate Russian hijacker.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
What separates Air Force One from other action/adventure movies is that an audience cannot ignore the silly bits.
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Air Force One has neither the wit to laugh at its own absurdity nor the wisdom to mock its pretensions.
| Original Score: 58/100
Ian Freer
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
when it is served up with such pulpy panache, old-fashioned expertise and a hero so easy to root for
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The latest in an overly long list of hijack films. But it's also the smartest and most appealing to date.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Is Air Force one formulaic? Yes. Is it gimmicky? Yes. Does it work? Yes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
January 1, 2000
The plot and the details are cartoonish, not psychological. Now, with that in mind, Air Force One is pretty good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 1, 2000
An exciting, entertaining variation of the Die Hard formula where our kick-*** hero is none other than the President of the United States.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
The intelligent and clever script has enough humor to break the tension periodically.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
January 1, 2000
Wolfgang Petersen may have ripped off "Die Hard", but he did his work extremely well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Chock full of witty, honest dialogue, human beings as actors (as opposed to adenoidal cartoons), and a clever script that takes itself just seriously enough to warrant our attention...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Harrison Ford can't save Air Force One
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Ford and director Wolfgang Petersen ("In the Line of Fire") manage to weave some movie magic with one of the most ludicrous plots in recent cinematic history.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Preposterous but viscerally juicy
| Original Score: 3/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
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.
| Original Score: 4/5
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
January 1, 2000
It would take a far more intelligent movie than Air Force One to credibly explore the issues raised by this hyperactive plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Air Force One gets the job done.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
It's a gamble. Air Force One goes against the current grain of presenting presidents in movies as evil or idiotic, or mock heroic, as in last year's 'Independence Day.'
| Original Score: 5/5
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