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Con Air Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Houston Chronicle
October 18, 2008
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
October 18, 2008
| Original Score: 2/4
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Washington Post
October 18, 2008
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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.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Very cool, but also very cold.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 11, 2001
They're 'the worst of the worst.' So's the movie.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
Numbing but not boring, it's finally more dispiriting than exhilarating, like a wild night of debauchery that leaves only a fearsome hangover for a souvenir.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
I kept thinking that if their budget were cut in half, they would have made a better picture. If the special effects department were put on a much stricter budget, the show might have had to develop the characters beyond caricature.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Sitting through this movie is like watching a dog running in circles chasing its tail -- the amusement factor dies quickly as the situation become repetitive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The movie is essentially a series of quick setups, brisk dialogue and elaborate action sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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USA Today
January 1, 2000
Massaging every demographic, this admittedly fast, funny and robustly acted progeny of The Rock exploits actions of killers and rapists -- then cynically sells family values with a lengthy wrap-up ballad.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
All of the principals normally work in films more interesting and human than this one, which gives Con Air a touch of the subversive and turns it into a big-budget lark.
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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
How's the movie? Big, loud, brutal and stupid, that's how it is.
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Entertainment Weekly
June 6, 1997
Full Review | Original Score: C