Con Air Reviews

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Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
A schmaltzy action-adventure at 8,000 feet.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
July 24, 2009
Resolutely not boring.
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
September 18, 2008
Mega-budget action extravaganzas don't get much sillier than this.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
September 18, 2008
Rosenberg's sarcastic, tough-guy dialogue is full of lean-and-mean one-liners, and the superbly cast actors know how to milk them for all they're worth.

Film4
September 18, 2008
This frankly silly action movie scores major points for bordering on self-parody.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Very cool, but also very cold.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
June 8, 2006
the quintessential high-octane action flick
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Scott Weinberg
DVDTalk.com
May 12, 2006
It's not exactly a spoof of action flicks, but everyone involved clearly has tongue wedged firmly within cheek.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
May 12, 2006
Rude, crude, mindless action and nonstop gratuitous violence just don't get any better.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 9, 2006
Bruckheimer may be the only producer working in Hollywood today who deserves the auteur treatment.
Full Review | Original Score: 76/100
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
April 28, 2006
Director Simon West pulls off the impossible task of having the film make constant fun of itself and its viewers while keeping the storyline grounded enough for emotional payoffs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
This is a big, silly film. Is it full of explosions and one-liners? Of course. Is it entertaining? Of course.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
The Hollywood ending hurts the film's integrity, diminishing what could easily have become a classic of the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
September 30, 2003
With West's confident competence, and Bruckheimer's reliable slickness, Con Air gets out of its own way and becomes a trash classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
August 25, 2003
Jerry Bruckheimer should be thankful for the modern audience's short attention span.
| Original Score: 2/10
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
I don't know how it happened, or what Simon West was thinking, but the first half of Con Air is brilliant and the second half is a non-stop climax, and a dimwitted one at that.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
Cage carries the first action flick of the year that's worthy of topping the box-office charts.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 16, 2003
Has a strange air of nonchalant wackiness about it that makes it hard not to like.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
It's slapped together childishly and has no real foundation to render it even vaguely capable of withstanding a lapping wave of intellect or logic.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
The stunts and explosions are amazing, of course, but escalate to overwrought chaos by the end.
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