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Top Gun Reviews

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May 7, 2016
Slickly made, it's a fairly entertaining watch that doesn't provide much beyond surface thrills, although many have had fun analyzing its (unintentional?) homoerotic content.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 17, 2016
"Top Gun" works best as a sort of time capsule, a window into a pretty spectacular decade for big-budget filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 22, 2016
Cruise, the cheesy soundtrack and the stunning aerial photography that marks out its combat scenes are its three main selling points.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 3, 2014
You can argue that it's a cool movie, but is "Top Gun" a good movie? I'd definitely say "Hell no," topped with "Are you kidding me?"
February 18, 2013
The unashamedly goofy 1986 dogfighting classic flips on the afterburners to make yet another pass on Blu-ray, this time soaring into the third dimension.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 8, 2013
It's still the same old Top Gun, retaining every frame of ridiculousness and emphatic acting that turned the Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer production into a legend.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 8, 2013
The 3D is impressive considering it wasn't shot for that, and the sound delivers full throttle engine roars and the legendary soundtrack sounds as crisp as ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 8, 2013
If you missed it in theaters the first time, it's probably going to be the best movie theater experience you'll have so far this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 8, 2013
An undeniably cheesy yet strangely appealing time capsule, with a little something for everyone provided we understand that it's all bubblegum.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 7, 2013
There are elements that hold up - especially Cruise's blinding charisma. The aerial scenes are still thrilling, and perfectly suited to a giant screen. Everything else? Well, that depends on how nostalgic you're feeling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 6, 2013
The aerial sequences in Top Gun are as thrilling -- while remaining coherent -- as any ever put on film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 23, 2012
Watching Top Gun again twenty five years after its release is still a dazzling and dizzying experience. You are not so much on the edge of your seat as flung around it as the on-screen action endlessly spins and soars.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 27, 2011
Basically perfect, even it is perfect at one of the worst sorts of things a movie can attempt.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
August 25, 2011
Whether you love Top Gun or hate it -- or hate yourself for loving it -- the fact is that when it became the top-grossing film of 1986, Hollywood in its infinite wisdom took all of the worst lessons from its success and overlooked what made it so... fun.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 3, 2011
Among the first generation of films influenced by the cutting techniques of music videos, a progression of oversaturated, meaty images, embarrassing dialogue and awful music.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
March 8, 2011
Top Gun is about the training of the Navy's best fighter pilots and their blooding in cold war incidents, and the only thing Director Tony Scott has not brought up to date is the story.
March 8, 2011
This paean to hotshot Navy fighter pilots and high technology attracted mass audiences despite its familiar plot and characters so vapid they vanish from memory as soon as the house lights come up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 8, 2011
Every moment is hyped for maximum visual and visceral impact, but Scott doesn't display the slightest bit of interest (or belief) in the actual characters and situations.
December 18, 2010
Tom Cruise classic still revs engines.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 7, 2010
Set in the world of naval fighter pilots, pic has strong visuals and pretty young people in stylish clothes and a non-stop soundtrack.
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