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The American President Reviews

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September 27, 2015
A genial and glossy middle-brow rom/com blended together with corny Capra-like political drama.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 4, 2011
Light, fluffy romantic comedy, well acted by Michael Douglas.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 18, 2010
Witty, wise, and idealized political romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 14, 2007
as the 1995 film veers away from the romance, into definable (and dated) political issues, it loses some of its magic.
| Original Score: 3/5
June 24, 2006
Part romantic comedy, part Capra-corny political drama, this movie exudes so much sympathy, it sweats.
October 8, 2005
A potentially good adult romance is undone by a preachy left-wing agenda.
| Original Score: 2/5
April 3, 2005
Sorkin starts his West Wing warm-up with a winning political rom-com.
| Original Score: 4/5
August 7, 2004
Glorious romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 3, 2004
Predictable and PC, but fun.
| Original Score: 3/5
July 14, 2003
Good romantic comedy. Some funny irreverence about the White House, and a well-meaning political message.
| Original Score: 3/5
May 20, 2003
With great looks, a dandy supporting cast, a zinger-filled screenplay by Aaron Sorkin and Mr. Douglas twinkling merrily in the Oval Office, The American President is sunny enough to make the real Presidency pale by comparison.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 20, 2003
The casting is inspired, with uniformly crisp performances all around.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
March 27, 2003
While there are a lot of funny lines in the film, well-delivered by an all-star cast, the film's politics are funniest of all.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 13, 2002
So-so fantasy about what a more courageous Bill Clinton might have been like.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 29, 2002
Registers as a polished and delightful romantic comedy about soulmates.
May 31, 2002
Leve, divertido e gratificante.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 13, 2001
Genial and entertaining if not notably inspired.
Top Critic
February 13, 2001
Genial middlebrow fare that coasts a long way on the charm of its two stars.
January 1, 2000
An extremely savvy observation on politics in the media age.
January 1, 2000
Neither bad nor unwatchable, The American President is nevertheless the second straight disappointment from director Rob Reiner.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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