Executive Decision
Executive Decision (1995)

This high-flying, action-packed aerial thriller chronicles the courage of a hastily assembled team of commandos charged with saving a filled-to-capacity commercial jet-liner from an Islamic terrorist group. Suspecting that the terrorists… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 1, 1995
DVD Release Date: August 27, 1997
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Satisfying junk food.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A movie for people who are sophisticated enough to know how shameless the film is, but fun-loving enough to enjoy its excesses and manic zeal.

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

A nerve-racking thriller that's more topical today than it was in 1996.

James Berardinelli

For uncomplicated excitement, the film offers a solid one-hundred thirty minutes.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

A smart, adult thriller...

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Michael Dequina

Take a late-blooming action star and an action hero whose career is in a downslide, and you get an action film seriously lacking in... action.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

A good, taut movie for red-meat action audiences.

Rob Gonsalves

It finally gives us what Hollywood has been threatening for years, the movie nobody was waiting for: Airport '96.

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Laughably, inexcusably, abjectly awful. How can I even count the ways?

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
When this film came out it may have looked unrealistic for terrorists to hijack a plane and use it as a weapon against the USA. As we know now that is a pretty… More
Kevin M. Williams
Terrorists vs. the U.S. of A. at 5 miles high as an international flight is hijacked for nefarious ends. Can it be stopped in time? Typical actioner done well… More
Phil Hubbs
One of the first action films I remember seeing where one of the big name leading heroes bites the dust very early on in the film, this was actually quite… More
Tim Salmons
A fun action film, even with Steven Seagall kicking in the bucket within ten minutes.
JY Skacto
If there is an example of a highly recommendable suspense thriller, Stuart Baird's <i>Executive Decision</i> is it.<p>Pushing through the… More
Conner Rainwater
Kurt Russell is cool even when he's supposed to be a pencil neck with glasses (the glasses are discarded half way into the movie and somehow he has 20/20… More

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