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Top Gun Reviews

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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
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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
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
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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly
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
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TIME Magazine
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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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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.
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Variety Staff
Variety
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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Time Out
June 24, 2006
The story is risible, the direction routine, the underlying ethic highly questionable; but the flying stirs the blood like speed.
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Walter Goodman
New York Times
May 21, 2003
Once 'Top Gun... gets back to earth, the master of the skies is as clunky as a big land-bound bird.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The dogfights are absolutely the best since Clint Eastwood's electrifying aerial scenes in Firefox. But look out for the scenes where the people talk to one another.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4