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Airplane! Reviews

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July 3, 2017
The level of humor is not always consistent, but the filmmakers have thrown almost everything in with a shotgun approach and the routines work more often than not.
June 8, 2015
The really great thing about Airplane! is that the jokes undercut your expectations so deftly.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 8, 2015
Airplane! is a splendidly tacky, totally tasteless, completely insignificant flight, a gooney bird of a movie that looks as if it could never get off the ground and then surprises and delights with its free-spirited aerobatics.
March 17, 2014
[VIDEO ESSAY] The film's mixed bag of cultural references spill out faster than you can catch them.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 3, 2013
From takeoff to landing, this whacked-out parody is a loopy flight of fancy.
August 3, 2013
There's hardly a second that passes without an assault by a wickedly accurate spoof, cringe-inducing pun or inspired sight gag, and the years have not diminished the film's dumb appeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 11, 2012
Directors Abraham and both Zuckers create one of the few comedies that can guarantee almost a laugh a minute...
January 29, 2012
Charmingly dated, but still immeasurably funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
January 1, 2011
Rapid-fire spoof with sexual jokes and cartoon violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 17, 2010
A hyper spoof of disaster films.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 15, 2009
Entering imto Mel Brooks' turf, the first lampoon of the disaster-in-the-air subgenre (such as the prepoterously Oscar nominated Airport) is silly but funny, with many good sight gags, campy one-liners and slapstick comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 20, 2008
Is it the best comedy ever made? I don't know, but it surely is the funniest.I stand by that. And don't call me Shirley.
April 1, 2008
Surely as good as modern comedy gets?...and don't call me Shirley.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 1, 2008
Surely, this is essential. Maybe, but don't call me Shirley, etc.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 1, 2008
Although the gags aren't entirely consistent, it's inspired stuff. And whatever you do don't switch off during the closing credits.
April 1, 2008
The gags aren't exactly clever, but there are a lot of them, and the cutting finds a fast, effective tempo.
April 1, 2008
The fact that the movie doesn't work as well today as it did in 1980 in no way diminishes its importance in recent motion picture history.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 1, 2008
Loaded with slapstick silliness and schoolboy wordplay, featuring tongue-in-cheek performances by familiar television personalities, and mostly just plain goofy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 1, 2008
From the clever Jaws take-off opening to the final, irreverent title card, laughs come thick and fast.
February 23, 2008
Brilliant, still funny airplane disaster movie parody. Started new comedy career for Nielsen.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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