Top Gun: Maverick

critic Reviews

, 96% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Top Gun: Maverick pulls off a feat even trickier than a 4G inverted dive, delivering a long-belated sequel that surpasses its predecessor in wildly entertaining style.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Tom ShoneTimes (UK)
    ... A summer blockbuster of the old school, with rust-bucket F-14s duking it out with young pups in F-18s, all shot on celluloid rather than sketched in by computers, at the behest of a star who refuses to quit.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Alissa WilkinsonVox
    Brings Maverick’s story full circle in a satisfying manner that adds depth and dimension to its predecessor, but still tells a story that’s all its own.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Adam NaymanThe Ringer
    It helps that the filmmaking is pretty much impeccable, with director Joseph Kosinski providing the kind of clear, streamlined action sequences that make blockbuster spectacle feel fun instead of mandatory.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Todd GilchristAV Club
    Joe Kosinski matches his well-established architectural precision with suitably nostalgic but never pandering emotionality, while Cruise commands the screen in a performance that leverages his multimillion-dollar star wattage to brighten the entire film.
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    Maxwell RabbChicago Reader
    Somehow Cruise's foray back into the danger zone will be remembered more than the original, setting a new standard in the era of reboots.
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    Simran HansMonocle
    Tom Cruise is here to save cinema. He's here to save America. And I'm here for it.
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    David NusairReel Film Reviews
    ...a decent-enough sequel that ultimately falls right in line with its watchable yet far-from-flawless predecessor...
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Chase HutchinsonThe Inlander (Spokane, WA)
    If a more cheesy sensibility is what you are looking for, then you'll likely enjoy the hell out of this film.
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    Pete Vonder HaarHouston Press
    Like its predecessor, it thrives on military fetishism, a**hole energy, and the suspension of belief usually reserved for latter-day Liam Neeson fight scenes.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Dan BuffaKSDK News (St. Louis)
    One more piece of advice: See it in a theater. A big, loud, and crowded one. See it with the fans. That's the way these summer blockbuster blasts were designed to work.
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