Skyscraper

Skyscraper

Skyscraper

Dwayne Johnson re-teams with his Central Intelligence director for this hostage action-thriller, set in Hong Kong's tallest building. Co-starring Neve Campbell.

Former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Ford (Johnson) now assesses security for skyscrapers. On assignment in Hong Kong, Ford finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze with his wife and kids inside, and he's been framed for it. Ford must find those responsible, clear his name and somehow rescue his family.

2018Rating: M, Action violence and coarse language102 minsUSA
ActionThrillerBlockbuster
Director:
Rawson Marshall Thurber ('Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story', 'We're the Millers', 'Central Intelligence')
Writer:
Rawson Marshall Thurber
Cast:
Dwayne JohnsonNeve CampbellPablo SchreiberRoland MøllerKevin RankinAdrian HolmesChin HanByron Mann

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Flicks, Luke Buckmaster

Flicks, Luke Buckmaster

The great American critic Andrew Sarris once reflected on what he described as “the hard lesson” of film history, proposing that posterity does not subscribe to the high/low art divide. “The throwaway pictures often become the enduring classics whereas the noble projects often survive only as sure-fire cures for insomnia,” he wrote, suggesting that play-to-the-back-rows movies like Skyscraper – about an amputee (Dwayne Johnson) who rescues his family from a towering inferno – prick the public consciousness more often than lofty projects that probe the human condition.

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Flicks, Daniel Rutledge

Flicks, Daniel Rutledge

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson trying to save his family from paramilitary criminals in an enormous building they've set on fire should make for an amazing movie. Alas, it's watered down in that way most modern blockbusters are, but it's still crazy enough to be nicely entertaining.

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Vulture

Vulture

Skyscraper is one of the stupidest movies I've seen since San Andreas, but I enjoyed it a great deal - more than San Andreas, certainly, as well as Rampage and Baywatch and most other Dwayne Johnson pictures.

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Variety

Variety

This is escapism, pure and simple, and though the structure is rickety, by enlisting Johnson, Thurber ensures that his "Skyscraper" is built on solid Rock.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Mr. Johnson... doesn't have to do all that much here, but as one of the last authentic monuments to he-man masculinity, he easily holds you rapt.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

The Rock rarely seems confident of being able to get out alive. But whatever happens, his sense of humour keeps reminding us that, behind the muscles, he's one of us.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

This is the sort of thing that requires classic Rock, not an experimental but-what-if-I-maybe-acted-like-this-was-Sophie's-Choice? Rock.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

If all this digital artifice accomplishes anything, it effectively heightens the irreducible flesh-and-blood realism of the movie's star.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

One of the most idiotic action movies to come down the pike in some time. It's also a lot of fun if you're willing to go with it...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

The building may be taller than The Towering Inferno and the stakes may be higher than those faced by John McClane in Die Hard, but in comparison to both, Skyscraper is little more than a cinematic bungalow.

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