Skyscraper

Skyscraper

DVD - 2018 | Widescreen edition
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Global superstar Dwayne Johnson leads the cast as former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and US war veteran Will Sawyer, who now assesses security for skyscrapers. On assignment in Hong Kong he finds the tallest, safest building in the world, the Pearl, suddenly ablaze, and he's been framed for it. A wanted man on the run, Will must find those responsible, clear his name, and somehow rescue his family who is trapped inside the building, above the fire line.
Publisher: [United States] : Universal Studios, c2018
Edition: Widescreen edition
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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ooppii
Apr 22, 2019

Always liked watching Neve Campbell movies. She did it again...made her co-stars look better. This is a really fun movie if you like action movies. It's a good pace and very well directed. Good acting...not Academy worthy...but good for action movies. I really enjoyed it, and I think you would too.

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mr_chocolate
Apr 09, 2019

An ok film, as long as you ignore the two or three "impossible" or at-the-very-least "highly unlikely" situations. Otherwise an interesting and well done film. Nice to see Neve Campbell (Scream 4: 2011, Titanic: Blood and Steel:tv: 2012) again.
Some extras on the DVD.

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Elbrody
Apr 01, 2019

A modernized Towering Inferno, exciting and fast paced. This one will work best in 3D on a big screen for its high altitude scenes. Well done actioner.

VaughanPLDonnalee Mar 30, 2019

This is a ridiculous and bad movie, but depending on your expectations you may find it enjoyable. Dwayne Johnson is a very charismatic and likeable action hero. The movie is mildly entertaining and has lots of action. The movie villains are terribly mediocre and lame and the plot is ridiculous. Really, the plot and dialogue don't matter much in this movie. Dwayne Johnson needs to save his family from a burning skyscraper! That's about it. If you want something meaningful and thoughtful, then you should pick a different movie but if you just want to curl up on the sofa and watch something big, loud and dumb, then this could be enjoyable enough.

One of Dwayne Johnson's greatest movies! And that is saying a lot, considering that he hasn't made very many good movie. This movie has an intact family throughout. I can't say too much because it would spoil it.

But of course, they had to ruin it with the profanity. That has brought the rating down. It would have been 4.5 stars, but it is 3.5.

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ryanever
Mar 25, 2019

This movie is very very cliched and takes the easy way out each time. Action scenes are just not physically or physiologically possible. Fights are arranged conveniently (dear casting: please cast one female villain so that the mom has someone to fight at the end). The role of family as being the only thing that counts; dozens of security guards and innocent, fine humans are killed but they don't dampen the day because none of them were related to the Rock or to Neve (it's nice to see her again) Campbell.
It actually starts out pretty well. The tour of the building shows imagination which is pretty cool. It might have been a better movie if things actually just went smoothly. I feel like it is Jurassic-Park-Syndrome - whenever someone rich in a movie builds an astonishing scientific and engineering marvel, it must all go catastrophically wrong for it's debut.

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lakeland53
Mar 18, 2019

This film is loaded with action. The script was a little far-fetched in spots, but did not bother me, I still thought the film was good. The writers gave Dwayne Johnson a flaw which I liked, because he had to work with a different personage than he usually portrays. Neve Campbell is very good. Fast pace, loaded with special effects.

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jferrerosa2
Mar 12, 2019

Wild and crazy, this one's not hard to imagine: think "Die Hard" with the Rock. He's great, as always, portraying a character that's fearless and will do anything to save his family. It was also refreshing to see an action film that, at times, doesn't take itself too seriously.

In terms of plot and premise, I thought it was good. The characters are also great, even the bad guys. Everyone has a personality, which I find lacking in many respects with typical action films. I also liked how they have an audience (like you) watching the Rock and cheering him on. There were times that I thought he couldn't make it and found myself holding on to something. That never normally happens, so that was a good sign!

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LESeymour
Mar 05, 2019

Building is ridiculous, but Dwayne has a great character and the best work I've seen him do since his tiny moments in Pain and Gain showed me he can access a character deeper than what he's been given the chance to do.

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Feb 16, 2019

Totally unbelievable, high action, family saving Dwayne Johnson does it again. Scaling a 100+ story building (with one artificial leg) to rescue his family from the bad guys. Not as compelling as Die Hard - with no help from a cop on the ground; no seat gripping suspense.

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Oct 14, 2018

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