Air Force One
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In this action drama, Harrison Ford plays James Marshall, a onetime combat hero in the Vietnam War who is now President of the United States. While visiting the former Soviet Union, Marshall gives a speech in which he supports a get-tough attitude against both terrorists and a right-wing general and war criminal from Kazakhstan imprisoned in Moscow, earning him few friends in the Eastern Bloc. While flying back to the United States aboard Air Force One, Marshall and his staff discover that one of the journalists returning with them is actually Ivan Korshunov (Gary Oldman), a Kazakhstani… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Most of the time it's a kick."
‑ Manohla Dargis, L.A. Weekly
"Moments of silliness are more than balanced by Petersen's extraordinary ability to keep this movie flight-worthy, Ford's almost-executive presence and an outstanding performance from Oldman."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Well executed action thriller by Das Boot German director Petersen, which is rather weak in plot and characterization."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"It's embarrassing to see [Ford] hanging by a thread ... behind his own 747. No image better fits the fragile state of his [career] at this point... he's losing his grip."
‑ Jeffrey Overstreet, Looking Closer
"With any expectations of real-life adventure safely out of mind, you can relish 1997's megahit "Air Force One" as one heck of a joy ride."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
" flies on and on until its power to hold us simply peters out."
‑ , Globe and Mail
"Air Force One doesn't insult the audience. It is crafted by a film-maker who takes pride in the thrills and sly fun he packs into every frame."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"[An] unabashedly jingoistic action extravaganza starring Harrison Ford as...'The Ass-Kicking President'...[Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Unfortunately, as the film winds to a close, claustrophobic tension once again gives way to overblown digital effects and set pieces."
‑ Wade Major, Boxoffice Magazine
"Non-action movie fans will enjoy it, patriots will enjoy it, and Harrison Ford fans will enjoy it"
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
"It's a great ride."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
"A piece of expertly crafted entertainment that gets the job done with skill and panache"
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"As the familiar cat-and-mouse plot unfolded, I let myself enjoy the unapologetic masculine thrills."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"An adrenaline-pumping political thriller."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"calculated with statistical precision to function as both a patriotic call to arms and an emotional tear about a man's family in jeopardy"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
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