Days of Thunder - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Days of Thunder Reviews

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Brian Costello
Common Sense Media
May 24, 2016
'90s race-car blockbuster has sexism, profanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
May 20, 2014
Days of Thunder does accomplish the job it sets out to do. It's sometimes funny, sometimes exciting and never too boring or offensive. In a disappointing movie season -- as this one has started out to be -- that can seem like quite an accomplishment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
May 20, 2014
Good writing by Robert Towne and a host of strong supporting performances complement the on-the-track visuals of director Tony Scott in giving us a sense of the leap of faith that is required by drivers at this level.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
May 20, 2014
The nerve of these people, recycling that story. No, the shrewdness of these people.
David Parkinson
Radio Times
May 20, 2014
Worse films than this have been smashes, so give it a spin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
July 9, 2013
It oughtn't be good, at least. Not with that script. And yet it's so much better than the combined quality of its elements.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 5, 2009
Incredibly uneven yet basically entertaining...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
May 7, 2008
There are plenty of soulless movies around. What's special about Days of Thunder is that it works overtime trying to convince you it's not one of them.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Bill Clark
January 9, 2006
Completely preposterous (I had no clue that Nascar allowed essentially bumper car antics), but nevertheless entertaining.
| Original Score: B-
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
August 17, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
Film Threat
May 6, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Kevin A. Ranson
October 18, 2004
The beginning of the Tom & Nicole saga.
| Original Score: 3/5
Rebecca Murray
August 5, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 24, 2004
Days of Heaven is a compelling adventure story and a riveting meditation on the soulscape of America.
Fred Topel
August 11, 2003
Fun racing movie. Cruise in top melodramatic form with Duvall as an anchor.
| Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 16, 2003
The plot is like a comfortable old pair of blue jeans. It may not be very challenging, but you can feel right at home with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (
February 7, 2003
Okay action film in Cruise control.
| Original Score: 3/5
Spyder Darling
NY Rock
December 16, 2002
A Top Gun for the NASCAR set.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
Producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer have raised formula films to a science.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
An entertainment of great skill but predictable construction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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