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Con Air Reviews

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February 27, 2018
The saving grace of Con Air is its sense of its own absurdity. Rosenberg and director Simon West seem to know just how preposterous their story is.
January 5, 2018
It's exhausting rather than exhilarating.
June 6, 2017
Packed high with explosive action and loaded with high-stakes jeopardy, Con Air charts a generally sound narrative course, although it hits some story turbulence before it hits its climactic jackpot.
December 18, 2010
A schmaltzy action-adventure at 8,000 feet.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 24, 2009
Resolutely not boring.
September 18, 2008
Mega-budget action extravaganzas don't get much sillier than this.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
September 18, 2008
This frankly silly action movie scores major points for bordering on self-parody.
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June 24, 2006
Very cool, but also very cold.
June 8, 2006
the quintessential high-octane action flick
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
May 12, 2006
Rude, crude, mindless action and nonstop gratuitous violence just don't get any better.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
May 9, 2006
Bruckheimer may be the only producer working in Hollywood today who deserves the auteur treatment.
Read More | Original Score: 76/100
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
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
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+
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.
| Original Score: 4/5
August 25, 2003
Jerry Bruckheimer should be thankful for the modern audience's short attention span.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/10
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
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
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