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Based on 29 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Takes viewers into a unique world. It's not just about air traffic controllers. It's about controllers in a specific place and from a specific social background. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Top-flight cast. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Uneven but fitfully entertaining. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie is worth seeing, for the good stuff. I'm recommending it because of the performances and the details in the air-traffic control center. show more

  • 75
    G. Allen Johnson San Francisco Examiner

    It succeeds because of the frenzied, kinetic direction by Mike Newell, one of the most interesting big-hit directors. show more

  • 75
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    An entertaining takeoff and a high-altitude ride eventually runs into some bumpy weather and a clumsy landing in Mike Newell's new comedy. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    One of the most discouraging things about many big studio movies is the way they waste resources, mainly talent and money. Pushing Tin manages to waste an excellent cast, a glossy production and what initially seems to be a bright, funny script. [23 April 1999, Friday, p.A] show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Bids for originality by focusing on an offbeat profession. Every other aspect is pretty stale, though, from the smart-alecky characters to the romantic-triangle plot. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The premise is inherently interesting, but the screenplay (by Glen & Les Charles) is unwilling to take chances. Instead, it uses stock events to push events forward. show more

  • 40
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Contrived, meandering, clichéd and just plain preposterous. show more

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