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Air Force One Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
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Manohla Dargis
L.A. Weekly
October 3, 2002
Most of the time it's a kick.
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Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
...it flies on and on until its power to hold us simply peters out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
January 22, 2002
It's a great ride.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 22, 2002
Moments of silliness are more than balanced by Petersen's extraordinary ability to keep this movie flight-worthy, Ford's almost-executive presence and an outstanding performance from Oldman.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 11, 2001
Air Force One doesn't insult the audience. It is crafted by a film-maker who takes pride in the thrills and sly fun he packs into every frame.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
A piece of expertly crafted entertainment that gets the job done with skill and panache
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
February 14, 2001
Seeing the president of the United States as a kick-butt action hero pretty much sums up the appeal of Air Force One
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
January 1, 2000
Up to this moment, every detail ... has been exact ... But, because of that initial realism, audiences accept the fakery of what follows ... a president who, in physical prowess and stamina, makes Arnold Schwarzenegger look limp.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Petersen, known for the efficient and vigorously muscular action of Das Boot and In the Line of Fire, once again directs with galvanizing intensity, but the relentlessness of these thrills carries little in the way of surprise.
| Original Score: 3/5
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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
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 3/4
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
January 1, 2000
The stalking struggle between reason and unreason that precedes it is much more gripping--and fun.
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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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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
As it is, the movie is a roller coaster ride for those who prefer not to think once the theater lights have dimmed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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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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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Air Force One gets the job done.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Preposterous but viscerally juicy
| Original Score: 3/4
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Entertainment Weekly
July 25, 1997
Full Review | Original Score: A