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Airplane! Reviews

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
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.
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
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
From the clever Jaws take-off opening to the final, irreverent title card, laughs come thick and fast.
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.
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
May 20, 2003
Airplane! is more than a pleasant surprise, in the midst of this dim movie season. As a remedy for the bloated self-importance of too many other current efforts, it's just what the doctor ordered.