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Turbulence Reviews

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December 19, 2015
As for the great performance by Ray Liotta i thought the movie went in wrong direction when it was just Ray Liotta and Lauren Holly the two remaining people on the flight deck as the other passengers were somewhere else. I will reward the director for trying to make the movie as good as he planned.
November 11, 2015
another one of those air plane movies that will NEVER be shown as on flight entertainment like 'passanger 57'
July 25, 2015
Why would they let a convicted SERIAL KILLER on a plane? Besides, how would he be able to take a gun on board a plane?! I know it's before 9/11, but even then, people were not allowed to bring guns on board. Besides, the acting is hammy, and the plane is decorated like it's Christmas. It's basically smashing other denominations in the face. The crash in the end is pretty cool, but other than that, it's just pretty stupid.
May 12, 2015
When a villainous Liotta can;t keep this plane crash of a movie up in the air..... that's a bad movie.
December 3, 2014
please watch. love this classic suspense movie. :)
½ August 22, 2014
The low ratings are surprising for what is a solid thriller. Ray Liotta is an excellent villain and is uncomfortably creepy. It starts off a little slow, but the tension really picks up. (First and only viewing - 8/5/2014)
April 29, 2014
Watch "Red Eye' instead...
January 24, 2014
Heavily formulaic and armed with a poorly written script, Turbulence crashes and burns with poor performances by Ray Liotta and Lauren Holly.
January 7, 2014
A plane is hijacked by a serial killer rapist that it was carrying. Merely one of too many films with the exact same plot, this one is simply predictable and not so exciting.
½ December 20, 2013
Cheesy hammy 1990's thriller.
December 3, 2013
Just what the holidays needed: Die Hard on a plane, complete with cliches and implausibility.
September 10, 2013
A good 'ole lofty action film
August 13, 2013
good casting-bad acting
Super Reviewer
½ June 26, 2013
Pretty much your standard hijack type action flick only this time its about a crazed convict getting loose onboard an airliner. The premise is virtually the same as some other airline action flicks such as 'Executive Decision' and 'Passenger 57', the only difference there is terrorists capture the plane, same kind of shit though.

What I find silly about this film is the fact you never really find out about Liotta's character. At first he's denying outright how innocent he is and how evidence was planted on him. The cop accused of setting him up sure as hell looks and acts dodgy enough for you the viewer to believe it.

Liotta's character denies he's murdered anyone all the way through the film, even after he's killed a stewardess!. That's what is so stupid, he's going nuts on the phone (on the plane) to the police screaming about how innocent he is and that he has been set up. Yet he just strangled a woman to death and also screams that at the police whilst threatening to kill everybody else. So in the end you're left wondering...this guy clearly is nuts despite his early gentlemanly manner, but is he or is he not innocent of the previous charges for which he was arrested, and if he is (like he claims) why the hell is he going nuts killing people?.

Admittedly its easy to think he did do the crimes he's accused of and that's why he goes nuts but its never actually cleared up. The other stupid thing is the film is suppose to be a kind of suspense thriller on a plane with a killer. But for the most part the film centres around Lauren Holly trying to land the stricken plane (pilots killed off). Once she is locked up in the cockpit there is very little reason for her to leave that often, when she does there is of course some mediocre stalker type tomfoolery, but in general half the film is her landing the plane under instruction haha!. Its almost like an introduction film to basic airline piloting for newbies.

All that aside the film in general is a bit of a guilty pleasure really, its predictable as hell and utterly cliched, one of those 'Die Hard on a...' films. But its undeniably quite fun to watch Liotta freak out, sure everybody pretty much gets killed off straight away and the suspense direction doesn't really work (cos its not scary at all), but its still quite good nonsense.
June 10, 2013
Favorite action/thriller thumbs up
February 22, 2013
Lots of Fun, But Check Your Brains At The Door
February 21, 2013
Favorite action/thriller movie Ray Liotta plays a really good villain in this 2 thumbs up.
February 11, 2013
I only watched it long enough to convince me it really is as bad as the critics say, and I was generous.
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