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Variety

Spectacular action sequences and engaging performances by Mel Gibson and Robert Downey Jr make this big-budgeter entertaining and...
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
This is an amusing vehicle for Gibson. At least this time, the bird doesn't fall off the wire. [10 Aug 1990]
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60

Empire

While Gibson and Downey work well together, Air America does tend to be slightly overcooked in the cheap laugh department at the expense of...
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58

Portland Oregonian

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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]
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50

TV Guide

Air America comes on like a noisy, overproduced sitcom pilot.
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38

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
Air America, starring Mel Gibson's big blue eyes and Robert Downey, Jr.'s big brown biceps, is bland and toothless. [15 Aug 1990]
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33

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
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...
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25

Chicago Tribune

By Dave Kehr
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...
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25

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
The concept of Air America is refreshing, but its enactment goes nowhere fast. [10 Aug 1990]
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The movie that might have been goes down in flames.
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