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The American President Reviews

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January 1, 2000
Great entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
When it comes right down to it, high office does not guarantee high comedy.
January 1, 2000
Painless fun.
January 1, 2000
The American President becomes a pretty darn entertaining and affecting movie after its first simpering 20 minutes.
January 1, 2000
You can't dislike this movie, but you won't be swept away by it either.
January 1, 2000
The American President will make you laugh and make you smile. But it probably won't make you change your vote.
January 1, 2000
Essentially a by-the-numbers Hollywood romance in the dopiest melodramatic tradition.
January 1, 2000
A well-modulated charmer.
January 1, 2000
Frothy.
January 1, 2000
Got the same zip as When Harry Met Sally.
January 1, 2000
Michael Douglas is plausible as president, and he delivers yet another solid, if unmemorable performance.
Read More | Original Score: 72/100
January 1, 2000
Charming but flawed leftist romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Douglas and Bening are both wonderful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Apart from its too-obvious political bias, The American President has romance in its heart, smarts in abundance and class to spare.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
A shrewd new depiction of 'office sex,' as well as an utterly positive view of the idea that a president's character is important.
January 1, 2000
Peppered with terrific performances from a bevy of familiar faces.
January 1, 2000
A super cast injects it with Teddy Roosevelt vitality.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Rob Reiner seems to have found his calling.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
Director Rob Reiner strikes a good balance between drama and old-fashioned love with Douglas and Bening suitably understated in their roles.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
'Capraesque' has inevitably been affixed to The American President, but that phrase, with its implications of facile hokum, doesn't do the film justice.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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