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The American President Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
December 26, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
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
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 8, 2005
A potentially good adult romance is undone by a preachy left-wing agenda.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Susan Rathke
January 1, 2000
When it comes right down to it, high office does not guarantee high comedy.
Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
Essentially a by-the-numbers Hollywood romance in the dopiest melodramatic tradition.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Great entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Scott Weinberg
April 3, 2005
Sorkin starts his West Wing warm-up with a winning political rom-com.
| Original Score: 4/5
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
The American President is a bright, witty romantic comedy with really good dialogue, but at the same time it is a statement about politics, and about politicians, some who are idealists and some who are opportunists.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Cole Smithey
March 12, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
Witty, wise, and idealized political romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
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.
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
Rob Reiner seems to have found his calling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Part romantic comedy, part Capra-corny political drama, this movie exudes so much sympathy, it sweats.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 17, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Willie Waffle
April 3, 2004
Predictable and PC, but fun.
| Original Score: 3/5
Pablo Villaša
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002
Leve, divertido e gratificante.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 29, 2002
Registers as a polished and delightful romantic comedy about soulmates.
Rob Blackwelder
October 15, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 27, 2015
A genial and glossy middle-brow rom/com blended together with corny Capra-like political drama.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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