Saturday, June 4, 2011

Film Review - Air America (1990)

Air America is the name of a supposed civilian operation by the Americans inside Laos, despite the insistence of President Nixon that there is no US presence in Laos, but a hotshot LA pilot played Robert Downey Jr. arrives to participate in the program and finds something very different.

AA was a fun movie with some great cinematography and flying scenes, some very funny moments and good acting from Downey, Mel Gibson, Ken Jenkins and others, If I had a complaint though it's the classic third act terminal illness that infects a lot of movies and spreads itself as it creates a breakdown of the rest of the film which was a funny one prior to it and adds a layer of sentimentality to it, luckily it wasn't terminal and it didn't affect the rest of the movie.

All in all, not a bad little film that's worth your time, 3 out of 5.

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