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Based on 22 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 38
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Con Air has all the signs of a hit. That's depressing. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    From scene to scene, the tone shifts from supposed sincerity to arch and amused, until the picture begins to seem like some mad, desperate, scattershot attempt to hold an audience's attention from moment to moment, by any means. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This is a movie that knows it is absurd, and does little to deny it. show more

  • 50
    Barbara Shulgasser San Francisco Examiner

    Director Simon West makes an impressive feature debut in this relentless action-comedy that is, more than anything else, about how funny it is to see hundreds of people exploded, shot, knifed, propellered and burnt to death, and how to land a plane on the crowded Vegas strip. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    This movie is a perfect example of what's wrong with many big-budget films today: no characters, no intelligence, and, worst of all, little fun. show more

  • 25
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Nicolas Cage, Ving Rhames, and Steve Buscemi are among the few performers who emerge with a shred of dignity at the end. show more

  • 80

    Yes, disbelief is required not so much to be suspended as removed altogether, but it barely matters as this is an adrenaline blast of the highest order. show more

  • 60
    Ron Wells Film Threat

    This is a big, silly film. Is it full of explosions and one-liners? Of course. Is it entertaining? Of course. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Mega-budget action extravaganzas don't get much sillier than this. show more

  • 40
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    There's nary a hint of suspense in West's film, though, mainly because he loudly trumpets the upcoming disasters so early in the film. show more

  • July 24, 2009 Parkway 68
    Report This User

    Hang on to your seatbelts. Non-stop action.

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