Air America
Air America (1990)

In this big-budget action comedy, Mel Gibson and Robert Downey Jr. play two 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… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: August 10, 1990
DVD Release Date: July 25, 2000
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Critic Score: 13% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Brian Orndorf

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.

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Larry Carroll

An interesting storyline, but it's mostly a waste of time.

Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Everybody on-screen seems awfully bored.

Scott Weinberg

Gibson does what he can, but not even Olivier could salvage this one.

Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Full of action and Mel Gibson.

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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Yeah. Buddy comedy that borrows heavily from the spirit of Altman's M*A*S*H, but unlike that classic ultimately could careless about the human cost of war.… More
Al S
An awsome comedy that never gets old. A terifficly entertaining mixture of buddy comedy, adventure and black ops. Mel Gibson and Robert Downy Jr. have fantastic… More
Dean King
Just about remember seeing this ages ago. It was quite a funny film with a fair bit of action and 2 good male leads.
Cindy I
The only reason I wanted to see this was because Mel Gibson and Robert Downey Jr were both in it and they both were hot. And that's pretty much all I got… More
Conner Rainwater
Such an interesting take on the surrounding conflict in Vietnam. It manages to infuse buddy comedy flawlessly with a truly serious situation. Mel Gibson and… More
Phil Hubbs
What a surprise this was, looked naff when I saw the trailer all those moons ago but it turned out to be funny and enjoyable. Cant quite put my finger on it,… More