Air America
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Mel Gibson and Robert Downey Jr. play a couple of what-the-hell flyboys flying contraband to Laos during the Vietnam War. Gibson doesn't seem to care about anything but the "guts and glory" aspects of the job, but Downey has serious questions about the moral implications of their mission. When a Laotian general expresses more concern over the wellbeing of an opium shipment than the men who are risking life and limb to fly it in, Gibson comes around to Downey's way of thinking. By film's end, Gibson is stuck in one of those character-building dilemmas so common to films of… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 13%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Air America never finds a righteous pace -- it's an expensive ghost town mood with two handsome leads spending their screentime mentally cashing their paychecks."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"An interesting storyline, but it's mostly a waste of time."
‑ Larry Carroll,
"Everybody on-screen seems awfully bored."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"Gibson does what he can, but not even Olivier could salvage this one."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Full of action and Mel Gibson."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
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