Airplane! Reviews

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September 27, 2019
Airplane! (1980) was a trend-setting, zany, hilarious comedy - using as its core material the airplane disaster film as the spoof's stepping stone, borrowing from the subplots of heavy-handed films in the 1970s decade.
August 14, 2019
Verbal jokes, novel images, and political allusions all take place, including flashbacks that give way to an amazing spoof of Travolta. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 18, 2018
One of the reasons why Airplane! works as well as it does is because of those actors who play their lines with a deadpan performance.
April 28, 2018
The popcorn will probably stick with you longer than this silly saga but, if you need a few belly laughs, get a boarding pass. Airplane is the ultimate take-off.
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 1, 2011
Rapid-fire spoof with sexual jokes and cartoon violence.
August 17, 2010
A hyper spoof of disaster films.
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.
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.
April 1, 2008
Surely, this is essential. Maybe, but don't call me Shirley, etc.
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.
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