With the end of his first term in sight, widowed U.S. President Andrew Shepherd knows that overwhelming public support will guarantee his re-election. But when he falls in love, it's also when he has to choose between his woman or his chair.
as the 1995 film veers away from the romance, into definable (and dated) political issues, it loses some of its magic.
June 14, 2007
New York Times
With great looks, a dandy supporting cast, a zinger-filled screenplay by Aaron Sorkin and Mr. Douglas twinkling merrily in the Oval Office, The American President is sunny enough to make the real Presidency pale by comparison.
May 20, 2003
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
A genial and glossy middle-brow rom/com blended together with corny Capra-like political drama.