A schmaltzy action-adventure at 8,000 feet.
| Original Score: 2/5
Resolutely not boring.
Mega-budget action extravaganzas don't get much sillier than this.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
This frankly silly action movie scores major points for bordering on self-parody.
Very cool, but also very cold.
the quintessential high-octane action flick
| Original Score: 3.5/5
It's not exactly a spoof of action flicks, but everyone involved clearly has tongue wedged firmly within cheek.
Rude, crude, mindless action and nonstop gratuitous violence just don't get any better.
| Original Score: 7/10
Bruckheimer may be the only producer working in Hollywood today who deserves the auteur treatment.
| Original Score: 76/100
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.
| Original Score: 4/4
This is a big, silly film. Is it full of explosions and one-liners? Of course. Is it entertaining? Of course.
| Original Score: 3/5
The Hollywood ending hurts the film's integrity, diminishing what could easily have become a classic of the genre.
| Original Score: B+
With West's confident competence, and Bruckheimer's reliable slickness, Con Air gets out of its own way and becomes a trash classic.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jerry Bruckheimer should be thankful for the modern audience's short attention span.
| Original Score: 2/10
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.
| Original Score: C
Cage carries the first action flick of the year that's worthy of topping the box-office charts.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Has a strange air of nonchalant wackiness about it that makes it hard not to like.
| Original Score: C+
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.
| Original Score: 1/5
The stunts and explosions are amazing, of course, but escalate to overwrought chaos by the end.