Phil's Quick Capsule Review

Air Force One (1997) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Rarely does a film hold up twenty years down the line.  Out of time and out of context, films tend to date.  Even rarer is finding one that is maybe better all these years later.  Well Air Force One could well be that film.  Okay so it’s derivative as hell but it’s a joke that everyone seems to share.  The cast know how silly the film is (even usually straight laced Harrison Ford seems to be having fun) , it has a bundle of decent action sequences and, as always, Gary Oldman does a bang up job taking a text book bad guy character and giving him (a few) layers. Wolfgang Petersen directs solidly and you cant help but smile as the tension and silliness ramps up.  All in all it’s cracking fun.

Best Bit: “Get off my plane”

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Con Air, Executive Decision, White House Down 

8 out of 10 stars




Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...