Con Air
Con Air (1997)

Former war hero Cameron Poe (Nicolas Cage) is sentenced to eight years in prison when he accidentally kills a man in a barroom brawl while defending his pregnant wife. When his release comes through, he's eager to see the daughter… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 24, 1998
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Critic Score
55%
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75%



Critic Score: 55% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
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.

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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.

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Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

A schmaltzy action-adventure at 8,000 feet.

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Time Out

Very cool, but also very cold.

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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.

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Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Resolutely not boring.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

They're 'the worst of the worst.' So's the movie.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The movie is essentially a series of quick setups, brisk dialogue and elaborate action sequences.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Cameron Sherwell
Indulging in a sense of self-stupidity, 'Con Air' comes across as a parody of action films; it has cheesy one liners, clichés and throws in an over… More
Jim Careter
Con Air was a simple action flick that really did not bring anything new acting or story wise. Nicolas Cage was as cheesy as an action star can get, with weird… More
Bruce Bruce
Con Air is what I've come to expect of a standard Hollywood action flick, nothing more, nothing less. It's got plenty of action, big explosions,… More
Alex roy
Con Air, for me is a decent action film that is fairly entertaining despite the flaws. The film is a mindless action film that is fun. The performance from the… More
Directors Cat
[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] Con Air boasts everything that makes a solid slice of action-y Hollywood cheese,… More
Manu Gino
Buckle Up! Very exciting action movie. The story was good and entertaining. Very nice cast, lots of crazy people. If you like action this is a movie you must… More

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