Con Air 1997

Critics score:
54 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Susan Stark, Detroit News: Read more

Janet Maslin, New York Times: All of the principals normally work in films more interesting and human than this one, which gives Con Air a touch of the subversive and turns it into a big-budget lark. Read more

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times: Numbing but not boring, it's finally more dispiriting than exhilarating, like a wild night of debauchery that leaves only a fearsome hangover for a souvenir. Read more

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James Berardinelli, ReelViews: Sitting through this movie is like watching a dog running in circles chasing its tail -- the amusement factor dies quickly as the situation become repetitive. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: The movie is essentially a series of quick setups, brisk dialogue and elaborate action sequences. Read more

Charles Taylor, How's the movie? Big, loud, brutal and stupid, that's how it is. Read more

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle: I kept thinking that if their budget were cut in half, they would have made a better picture. If the special effects department were put on a much stricter budget, the show might have had to develop the characters beyond caricature. Read more

Time Out: Very cool, but also very cold. Read more

Todd McCarthy, Variety: Rosenberg's sarcastic, tough-guy dialogue is full of lean-and-mean one-liners, and the superbly cast actors know how to milk them for all they're worth. Read more

Washington Post: Read more