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The Towering Inferno Reviews

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Pauline Kael
New Yorker
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.
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Don Druker
Chicago Reader
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.
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Variety Staff
September 22, 2008
The Towering Inferno is one of the greatest disaster pictures made, a personal and professional triumph for producer Irwin Allen.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
A starry cast share out roles that are less like characters than places in a lifeboat.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
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
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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