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Airplane! Reviews

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April 7, 2015
Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker, who share both writing and directorial credits, become so desperate for laughs that the jokes descend to a much cruder level.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 22, 2008
Most of the jokes are groan-worthy, and some are downright racist.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
February 9, 2006
Psycho ground controllers (Stack and Bridges), laff-a-second pace, and bludgeoning innuendo make this the acceptable face of the locker-room satire.
June 8, 2015
The really great thing about Airplane! is that the jokes undercut your expectations so deftly.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 3, 2013
From takeoff to landing, this whacked-out parody is a loopy flight of fancy.
January 1, 2011
Rapid-fire spoof with sexual jokes and cartoon violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 5, 2005
Sustains a single premise for its entire running time, and does so without lagging or going limp.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 29, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
December 6, 2005
It is sophomoric, obvious, predictable, corny, and quite often very funny. And the reason it's funny is frequently because it's sophomoric, predictable, corny, etc.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
November 24, 2002
A comedy classic!
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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
August 8, 2002
One of the finest American comedies ever made. Ever!
| Original Score: 5/5
August 1, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
September 17, 2002
The finest moment in spoof
| Original Score: 3/5
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-
January 13, 2006
The definition of 'deadpan' starts and ends with Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker's Airplane!.
September 11, 2012
Directors Abraham and both Zuckers create one of the few comedies that can guarantee almost a laugh a minute...
April 1, 2008
From the clever Jaws take-off opening to the final, irreverent title card, laughs come thick and fast.
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