Top Gun Reviews

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May 13, 2020
Tony Scott brought some incredible shots to the film, mounting cameras everywhere on the fighter jets to achieve amazing footage while giving the audience the feeling they were flying right alongside Maverick.
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.
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 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
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.
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.
December 18, 2010
Tom Cruise classic still revs engines.
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.
January 11, 2010
Watchable but rarely enthralling...
March 5, 2009
Like many films from its decade, Top Gun is steeped in 80s culture %u2013 from the top 40 music to the clothing styles.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
The story is risible, the direction routine, the underlying ethic highly questionable; but the flying stirs the blood like speed.
April 6, 2005
Not exactly a cinema classic but it has not only become a cultural icon but remains infinitely rewatchable.
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