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The Towering Inferno Reviews

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February 3, 2012
The result is everything a disaster movie should be, a combination of soap opera and the spectacle of destruction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 3, 2012
Ironically, there's now something almost comforting about the way the film sticks to formula, but the action is still authentically thrilling.
March 30, 2011
Featuring an all-star cast (Paul Newman, Steve McQueen), the movie delivers the goods of a well-crafted disaster flick, but strangely, it was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 28, 2009
A Titanic tale of hubris...knot-in-the-stomach scary from the moment the fire gets out of control to the last-ditch heroics that come hours later. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 13, 2009
break out the popcorn, sit back, and enjoy a galaxy of stars picking up their fat paychecks and having a great time. They absolutely don't make 'em like this anymore
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 22, 2008
The Towering Inferno is one of the greatest disaster pictures made, a personal and professional triumph for producer Irwin Allen.
April 6, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
March 1, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
May 8, 2006
Towering Inferno's glass-spangled erection burns with an uncontrollable lust for spectacle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 28, 2006
For pure disaster-time spectacle, the short list begins (and basically ends) with Poseidon and Inferno. They're time-capsule genre classics that just never get old.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 9, 2005
You may not come out of the theater with any important ideas about American architecture or enterprise, but you will have had a vivid, completely safe nightmare.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 8, 2004
a camp classic disaster movie
| Original Score: 4/5
October 23, 2004
The Towering Inferno is a brawny blockbuster of a movie, by far the best of the mid-1970s wave of disaster films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 29, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
February 27, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 26, 2002
for camp value only
| Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Much more than a way to pass a rainy bank holiday afternoon, this is rocking good superleague disaster adventure...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
The all-time classic disaster movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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