Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 25
  2. Negative: 4 out of 25
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  1. Reviewed by: Terrence Rafferty
    30
    The picture's attempt to satisfy the aggressive fantasies of a graying white-male audience is weirdly fascinating. It's something you don't see every day: a geriatric comic book.
  2. 20
    Wolfgang Petersen and writer Andrew Marlowe, apparently afraid to really make fun of any American icons, challenge us to take the story straight no matter what, but the only thing this ponderous movie has going for it is its unintentional humor.
  3. Reviewed by: Sarah Kerr
    10
    There's not a single thing about Air Force One to recommend, except perhaps the controlled performance of Glenn Close, who does remarkably well as the recipient of several phone calls from the sky.
  4. 0
    If you've ever sat in a jet waiting on the runway, feeling it lumbering along in place and then bucking and shaking when it's cleared for take-off, you know what it's like to sit through Air Force One.
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 77 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. Sep 25, 2011
    5
    "Air Force One" is a good summer blockbuster to watch, especially for the America-obsessed patriots who love watching good Mr. American"Air Force One" is a good summer blockbuster to watch, especially for the America-obsessed patriots who love watching good Mr. American President kicking bad, grumpy terrorist asses. Guess I'm not one of them... Full Review »
  2. Feb 14, 2011
    9
    I think that this movie was amazing in every way. The music was fantastic and even moving at one point, the special effects were good and theI think that this movie was amazing in every way. The music was fantastic and even moving at one point, the special effects were good and the way that they built a huge set that looked realistic and like the real Air Force One was also great!!
    The acting in this film was phenomenal also. Harrison Ford portrayed a heroic President and father brilliantly and the punchline "Get off my plane" was executed well also. Gary Oldman showed his character's malice perfectly also and his accent was awesome.
    Overall Air Force One was a fantastic film which was thrilling, action-packed and moving at times and it also opened up some secrets of Air Force One, even if it was not entirely acurrate. A great film nonetheless.
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  3. May 8, 2014
    9
    Air Force One is a successful thriller on a plane. Harrison Ford plays the president with such conviction that the movie soars (no punAir Force One is a successful thriller on a plane. Harrison Ford plays the president with such conviction that the movie soars (no pun intended). Oldman makes a hell of an antagonist as well. This film will keep you thoroughly entertained. Full Review »