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Based on 25 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 3 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Director Wolfgang Petersen puts such a fresh spin on the familiar that it all works like gangbusters. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Dares to present a flat-out heroic president, without the safety net of irony. It succeeds. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Viscerally juicy....The movie is effectively cast. [25 July 1997, p.D2] show more

  • 75
    Barbara Shulgasser San Francisco Examiner

    Think of this as "Die Hard" in a suit, with an election coming up. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A fairly competent recycling of familiar ingredients, given an additional interest because of Harrison Ford's personal appeal. show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Petersen ratchets the tension up to a level where the viewer is likely to forget the imbecilic plot contrivances that have gotten the situation to this point, and just enjoy the action and adventure. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The movie wastes a good opportunity to look at important questions, such as who's responsible for American policy when the president is busy killing terrorists. show more

  • 50
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The film's biggest flaw -- aside from the lapses of credibility, which are almost obligatory in escapist summer movies -- is that it flies on and on until its power to hold us simply peters out. show more

  • 80

    Fulfils all its early promise, delivering a well oiled, no-nonsense, supremely entertaining crowd pleaser. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Trapped uncomfortably between its higher aspirations and the demands of genre, this picture never quite gets its bearings, but it's still a solid ride. show more

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  • March 05, 2009 Paul Preister
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    awesome movie! one of harrison fords best!

  • September 26, 2008 J galluc qugkbs
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