The Towering Inferno Reviews

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September 4, 2019
An absolutely spectacular cast, and a top-notch technical team, are the pillars on which 'The Towering Inferno' is based, a film built with the precision of an architect. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 3, 2012
The result is everything a disaster movie should be, a combination of soap opera and the spectacle of destruction.
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.
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]
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
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
March 1, 2008
May 8, 2006
Towering Inferno's glass-spangled erection burns with an uncontrollable lust for spectacle.
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.
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.
November 8, 2004
a camp classic disaster movie
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.
January 29, 2004
February 27, 2003
November 7, 2002
July 30, 2002
July 26, 2002
for camp value only
January 1, 2000
Much more than a way to pass a rainy bank holiday afternoon, this is rocking good superleague disaster adventure...
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