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Con Air Reviews

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Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
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
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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.

Bullz-Eye.com
June 24, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
| 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.
| Original Score: 4/5
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+
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 5, 2002
...were that many explosions really necessary?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
I liked the way the film is crafted. Simon West is no artist, but he's got the Bruckheimer machine behind him making sure everything is fast, loud and flashy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 29, 2002
Adrenaline-pumping action drama with some special surprizes.
Leslie Rigoulot
Film Scouts
April 17, 2002
The quintessential summer movie.
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Houston Chronicle
October 18, 2008
Gemma Files
eye WEEKLY
October 18, 2008
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Washington Post
October 18, 2008

Boston Phoenix
January 1, 2000
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