Hot Shots!
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From director Jim Abrahams, one of the minds behind the Airplane! and Naked Gun films, comes another parody. This time around, Abrahams has his sights set on the action-adventure genre, specifically Top Gun. Charlie Sheen stars as Topper Harley, a maverick air force pilot who constantly lives in the shadow of his father's legacy. Unable to handle the pressure, Harley has left the Air Force to live among a tribe of Native Americans. But when the United States seeks to destroy some Iraqi nuclear facilities, there's only one man for the job. After being coaxed back into service, Harley… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A good parody will make a forceful play for laughs, but this movie practically holds the viewer down in a tickle chair, drilling for any reaction. I admire the determination but the effect has worn off some. Maybe it's Sheen."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"On-target with satirical shots at familiar films."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Doesn't acheive "Airplane!" (or even "Top Secret!") status, but there are more than enough chuckles to warrant a recommendation."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Well, it's not Airplane! but precious little is."
‑ Widgett Walls,
"Great parody. Biting spoofs of Dances with Wolves, Top Gun and more."
‑ Fred Topel,
"...flags in the middle, some of its gags trying to reach too far for a laugh, but an adequate amount of it is good enough to make up for the rest."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"No one does silly better than Lloyd Bridges."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"Sheen is very good at the deadpan humor that makes these films fly."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
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