Airport (1970)

In this disaster film, a nutcase detonates a bomb aboard a plane, leaving the flight and ground crews to figure out how to safely land their dangerously-crippled vessel during a terrible blizzard. The bulk of the story centers on the ways… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: March 5, 1970
DVD Release Date: January 15, 1999
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Yes, it may be junk, but it's irresistible junk, like cotton candy, chicken nuggets or Gilligan's Island reruns.

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Emanuel Levy

One of the most embarrassing films to be nominated for Best Picture and other Oscars, Airport is a trashy flick that began the cycle of disaster movies; the spoof Airport is better and more enjoyable.

Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly

Cheesy fun.

Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

Before there was Airplane! there was Airport, a surprisingly engaging disaster drama that ignited a trend.

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Scott Weinberg

Old-fashioned and fairly stagy, but this great-granddaddy of disaster flicks has an undeniable old-fashioned charm.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

If it weren't for a mad bomber story line, it would be the perfect empty movie for airlines to show on long flights.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It spawned a sub-genre, but it was old-fashioned when it was new.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
A little hokey to be sure but eminently watchable, Helen Hayes IS endearing but her oscar was surely a sentimental one and really should have gone to Maureen… More
Aj V
A good cast, but the story is predictable and the movie is very long. This is the first of the 70s disaster movie fad, I think, so it's interesting to… More
Alex roy
One of the original disaster films that spawned an entire new genre of films, Airport is a good little film. However, there's nothing too special about… More
Spencer S.
The best cast imaginable, a plot that is fresh and enjoyable, and sequences that couldn't be less comparable to any other film.
Dean King
The first of the Airport disaster films. I remember seeing most of them on Sunday afternoons on TV as a young kid. Big budget blockbusters for the time with an… More
Drew Smith
This movie is about an airport. Bad things happen at this airport sometimes. Every woman at the airport is either pregnant or a sad wife. The snow makes it hard… More