Top Gun Reviews

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May 16, 2019
The film's intensity mirrors the competitive and wild personalities of the pilots themselves. In this arena, the casting is on-target.
February 9, 2018
... "Top Gun" is terribly monotonous.
January 4, 2018
The movie, in short, hits its emotional marks, but it does so with such insistence that it feels less like real life than an object lesson in the architecture of the blockbuster.
May 2, 2017
Could Top Gun actually be a portrait of the dark side of American individualism?
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.
April 17, 2016
"Top Gun" works best as a sort of time capsule, a window into a pretty spectacular decade for big-budget filmmaking.
February 22, 2016
Cruise, the cheesy soundtrack and the stunning aerial photography that marks out its combat scenes are its three main selling points.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 6, 2013
The aerial sequences in Top Gun are as thrilling -- while remaining coherent -- as any ever put on film.
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.
November 27, 2011
Basically perfect, even it is perfect at one of the worst sorts of things a movie can attempt.
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.
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.
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.
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