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The Towering Inferno Reviews

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August 30, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
September 11, 2014
Despite the best efforts of most of those involved, the film never takes off as more than just a remarkable collection of glossy violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
June 24, 2006
A starry cast share out roles that are less like characters than places in a lifeboat.
September 2, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
January 29, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
November 10, 2004
Scared me as a kid. Bored me as an adult.
| Original Score: 2/5
January 15, 2013
The movie doesn't stick together in one's head; this thing is like some junky fairground show -- a chamber of horrors with skeletons that jump up.
February 3, 2012
Irwin Allen, the Busby Berkeley of natural disasters and other people's troubles, teams up with John Guillermin, a competent if undistinguished action director.
May 8, 2006
Towering Inferno's glass-spangled erection burns with an uncontrollable lust for spectacle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
February 27, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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 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
April 6, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
September 22, 2008
The Towering Inferno is one of the greatest disaster pictures made, a personal and professional triumph for producer Irwin Allen.
November 8, 2004
a camp classic disaster movie
| Original Score: 4/5
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
March 1, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
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