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December 31, 2016
Exhilarating thrill ride. Nicholas Cage is good again as strong, righteous self.
December 20, 2016
The words starring Nicolas Cage don't normally fill me with cinematic confidence but I was pleasantly surprised at this 'mediocre' action film release.
The film really has it all.
An ace supporting cast.
John Malkovich as a deranged super criminal Cyrus The Virus.
Ving Rhames, Steve Buscemi....
A literally escapist plot that culminates in a ridiculously electric crescendo in Las Vegas.
Some great lines from said cast will forever be etched into my memory.
"Just put the bunny back in the box!"
You have to watch it to understand it.
½ December 8, 2016
I read some of the reviews here stating the film had cheesy lines. I'll tell you what's cheesy the reviewer's lines. This is one classic film, filled with love, and injustice. The film is filled with rich characters, that are eye opening. Nicholas Cage was perfect, his accent was on point. A very heart felt, reality film. There is action, drama, and suspense here, a very enjoyable film.
October 21, 2016
Classic 90s film. Always enjoyable to watch. Brilliant in Blu Ray. Put the bunny back in the box haha. Great performance by Cage.
½ September 27, 2016
If Marvel ever need a Dr Doom, John Malkovich's superior, self serving egomaniac character would fit the bill perfectly. Good action movie.
September 6, 2016
Classic guilty pleasure nineties action flick. John Malkovich especially makes this movie worthwhile.
½ August 30, 2016
Putting prisoners on an airplane is a dumb idea. But at least they didn't fly it into a building. Sure beats Snakes on a Plane.
½ August 22, 2016
Con Air is (hopefully) about as ridiculous as movies can get, but still be very enjoyable to watch. Nic Cage is his usual over-the-top self, playing a character with a Southern accent in which he constantly slips out of almost every take, but no one's paying attention to that. Instead, all that is needed here is a coherent enough storyline, a bunch of explosions, and plenty of car crashes.
August 12, 2016
It walks and talks like a brainless Michael Bay production, yet it isn't. Just another crazy Nicolas Cage action film, except with a little more spunk and sophistication than most of his movies. So fun it will "fly" by in no time.
½ August 2, 2016
By no means a complete movie, Con Air is everything you would expect from a little '90s action movie: ridiculous, over-the-top action and poor dialogue. I ended up seeing this in a cabin near the Grand Canyon with family and every one of them was laughing throughout the duration of it. That itself sums up the movie, some will hate it... And others find it just plain hilarious.
Verdict: B
½ July 19, 2016
Dumb as hell... and I still somehow liked it.
½ July 10, 2016
great action popcorn flick. old school but not outdated. the things that stood out to me the most after watching it again are 1) the premise of this movie is amazing and was perfectly executed and 2) there were some awesome characters in this movie. the main villain being played by John Malkovich (I was so surprised!) was great. the other bad guys were awesome. Cage was a beast. it was funny (chappelle!). there were a few dumb things and some cheesy music but mostly this was an awesome movie


the way Cyrus the Virus dies at the end is shockingly funny. he gets thrown off a firetruck through two windows, and just so happens to fall on a bunch of wires to get electrocuted, then just so happens to fall onto a treadmill of an assembly line leading to a garbage crusher, then just so happens to fall off of the treadmill in the perfect position for his head to be crushed by the crusher with the rest of his body sprawled out. if the rest of this movie was terrible, this might be the worst villain deaths ever. but i liked the rest of the movie so i just laughed at it and no longer considered giving this 4 stars. Although I don't think I would have regardless (about 4 viewings)
Steve Grady
Super Reviewer
May 7, 2016
"Con Air" does have a few plot issues but in the end is a great 1990's action movie filled with talented actors, experienced cinematographers and thrilling scenes. The plot to "Con Air" is that a man named "Cameron Poe" portrayed by "Nicholas Cage" is sent to prison for 8 years due to him defending his wife's honor. On his release date "Poe" travels by plane with other convicts who attempt to break out and take over the plane. The movie opens with "Poe" returning from his military duty to meet his wife at a bar where she works at. Throughout the movie it shows "Poe" doing everything he can to bring down the criminal plane that he is on. The movie's climax is a thrilling conclusion to a great film. When the movie ended it did leave the audience with some unanswered questions, which frankly is quite annoying. As usual for a 90's movie, "Nicholas Cage" delivers an amazing performance as "Cameron Poe". "Cyrus The Virus" doesn't feel like an antagonist but more like a side character. The music composers for "Con Air" "Trevor Rabin" "Mark Mancina" created some thrilling Rock & Roll music for the movie that sadly has its moments where it doesn't fit it very well. The cinematographer "David Tattersall" does a splendid job at filming action and thrill. If you are a person who enjoys 1990's Action & Adventure films then I do recommend you watch "Con Air" as it has an amazing performance by "Nicholas Cage", a splendid cinematographer and great action sequences. Although the movie is not perfect it has issues, these being the audience being left with unanswered questions, a film score that doesn't blend in well with the movie at points and a weak antagonist portrayed by "John Malkovich". I give 1997's "Con Air" a 7.5/10.
May 2, 2016
Con Air is silly, ridiculous, and unbelievable. All the reasons why it still holds up in a time where we should be allowed to turn off our brain and enjoy an ensemble cast enjoying themselves in over-the-top roles.
½ April 29, 2016
Con Air is a classic action movie that contains the right amount of cheese and the right amount of action. Nicholas Cage rocks!
April 2, 2016
Thought this movie was a typical action movie but its still nicely done. Definetly worth a watch
½ March 17, 2016
A big, dumb, silly, mindless action romp meant only to entertain, and it succeeds.
Super Reviewer
February 28, 2016
Con Air is what every Hollywood action film should be, Big stars, Non stop action, Big explosions, Humour and a certain added charm in the lead role, This film has it all, Ok yes it's silly in places and the acting wasn't great but who cares, Sit back turn off your brain and enjoy.
February 25, 2016
It was an experience.
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