Critic Review - EmanuelLevy.Com

Noisy, slick, and shallow, Tony Scott's MTV-like actioner became emblematic of 1980s blockbusters, reflecting in its macho bravado and cheap elitism the mood of the Reagan era; in the process, it also made Tom Cruise the biggest star of his generation

August 16, 2006 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Comments (5)
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spotty34

Steve Riddick

This commentary is a joke. Sure, it was a macho, pro-US (not pro-war) flick which was huge and is still a favorite. What the hell is wrong with that? Compare this to the current crop of anti-war pictures which no one watches, but will be rated highly by guys like you. If Hollywood produced a similar movie now, it would be a hit, audiences are really wanting for a movie which we can cheer for our country and not be bombarded with slop telling us the US is the root of evil.

Jun 27 - 08:48 PM

greensucksbluerules

M. S.

Joke or not, this movie sucks.

Mar 31 - 10:27 AM

CoUcH ToMaToE DoUgIe

Shawn Amoroso

Bravo, spotty34! I couldn't have said

it any better! Levy is just a pathtic

critic who can't see one this film as a

classic in enjoyment, action, great music

and story.

P.S. FYI Levy- whats with the Reagan
shot? Are u another delusional fool who disrespects one of our greater presidents. Give the late Ronald Regan some respect!

Jan 7 - 02:00 AM

Dorian G.

Dorian Gray

Sounds like Dougle is gay for Cruise... you probably slowed it down during the volleyball scene.

Apr 22 - 01:42 PM

Kieran F.

Kieran Fraser

I'm Going to RESPECTFULLY disagree. This (IMO) is a film that as the years go by the better it will be. I think it will be similar to Citizen Kane. When that film came out it was BOMBED with bad reviews...NOW look at it(It's considered one of the greatest films in American Cinema.) Now I'm not saying ti will become something like THAT. But I think as the years go by it will eventually be ratted with at least a 70% by people

Apr 8 - 09:21 AM

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