Columbia Pictures | Release Date: November 17, 1995 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Generally favorable reviews based on 21 Critics
Positive:
15
Mixed:
6
Negative:
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As bustling and impassioned as the best Sturges and Capra movies, this one captures both the purposeful edginess of Administration Pooh-Bahs (Martin Sheen, Michael J. Fox, David Paymer and Samantha Mathis--nice jobs, all) and the isolation of the President. [20 Nov 1995, p.117]
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A super cast injects it with Teddy Roosevelt vitality. [17 Nov 1995, p.D1]
70
But for those who can summon up the talismanic "what if," The American President provides chuckles and tingles, even a few sobs. [18 Dec 1995, p.28]