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Based on 13 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The movie that might have been goes down in flames. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    This is an amusing vehicle for Gibson. At least this time, the bird doesn't fall off the wire. [10 Aug 1990] show more

  • 50
    TV Guide

    Air America comes on like a noisy, overproduced sitcom pilot. show more

  • 38
    Jay Scott The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Air America, starring Mel Gibson's big blue eyes and Robert Downey, Jr.'s big brown biceps, is bland and toothless. [15 Aug 1990] show more

  • 25
    Dave Kehr Chicago Tribune

    The confusing screenplay, by John Eskow and Richard Rush, makes a few fumbling attempts to get a plot going (Downey crash-lands and has to be rescued by Gibson; later, their CIA bosses try to frame them for drug smuggling), but mainly the movie tries to get by on attitude, which is a mistake when Mel Gibson is its main perpetrator. [10 Aug 1990] show more

  • 25
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    The concept of Air America is refreshing, but its enactment goes nowhere fast. [10 Aug 1990] show more

  • 60

    While Gibson and Downey work well together, Air America does tend to be slightly overcooked in the cheap laugh department at the expense of a meandering storyline. show more

  • 58
    Portland Oregonian

    Air America is a pretty good blend of action, drama and rough comedy, although the comedy and adventure come out on top. [13 Aug 1990] show more

  • 33
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    The movie has no script, and even the better gags - like one in which a couple of the pilots scribble away at coloring books in the backseat of a plane - could have been staged more vividly. show more

  • 80

    Spectacular action sequences and engaging performances by Mel Gibson and Robert Downey Jr make this big-budgeter entertaining and provocative. show more

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