Reviews for Skyscraper ( 2018 ) 720p

The Towering Inferno with Die Hard

By: Claudio Carvalho
"Skyscraper" is an action-disaster movie with a sort of combination of "The Towering Inferno" and "Die Hard". The screenplay does not develop the characters well but it is breathless with funny action scenes. It also good to see Neve Campbell performing a supporting character but with important participation despite the absolute lack of chemistry with Dwayne Johnson. The plot is absurd but it is a good to see an action film with this type of exaggeration. The extinguishing effect of CO2 is based on the principle of lowering the oxygen content in the air to a value at which the combustion process cannot be sustained. Therefore it is hilarious to see the characters surviving after the release of CO2. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Arranha-Céu: Coragem Sem Limite" ("Skyscraper: Courage without Limit")

The Towering Inferno with Die Hard

By: claudio_carvalho
"Skyscraper" is an action-disaster movie with a sort of combination of "The Towering Inferno" and "Die Hard". The screenplay does not develop the characters well but it is breathless with funny action scenes. It also good to see Neve Campbell performing a supporting character but with important participation despite the absolute lack of chemistry with Dwayne Johnson. The plot is absurd but it is a good to see an action film with this type of exaggeration. The extinguishing effect of CO2 is based on the principle of lowering the oxygen content in the air to a value at which the combustion process cannot be sustained. Therefore it is hilarious to see the characters surviving after the release of CO2. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Arranha-Céu: Coragem Sem Limite" ("Skyscraper: Courage without Limit")

On the edge of my seat

By: somypig
Great movie! Kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. Haven't watched such an exciting movie in ages. Thumbs up!

The rock channeling john mclane

By: wallysutton
It's an action movie ..that is all ..very very similar to die hard only not at Christmas time

It was fentastic movie

By: narayanth
Its was amezing I really like the movie Nice action also is there

I don't understand the bad reviews.

By: akcrouch-739-989753
This movie was billed as an action/thriller. Period. And it delivered just that. I honestly don't understand how people give it a bad rating. If it was that bad to them, why did they even stay and watch it through? Every movie isn't made to win an Oscar (not that that makes something good anyway) nor does it need to have some feminist, LBGTQ, save the planet, hug a tree, anti-American, liberal agenda. Some movies are for entertainment. Most of the crap coming out of Hollywood nowadays have to have some deep thinking motive or be a comic book hero story. This movie is entertaining, fun, and it kept my wife, son, and myself on the edge of our seats from about 10 minutes in until the end. What's wrong with that? NOTHING!!!! Sometimes it's just fun to watch a movie and root for the good guys and be against the bad guys. I enjoyed it and highly recommend it. Don't read all the bad reviews and be dissuaded. Grab some popcorn, something cold to drink, and enjoy it for what it is, a fun action thriller.

The same and The same

By: vanessa_xyx
This is a action movie without any news... Always The same, The bad guys are very predictible, you always know what is The Next step of The characters of The movie ...

Nice movie but the Plot is too good to be true

By: jazrie_edzuan
The Rock climbing up a building I can believe. But doing it with a prosthetic leg? C'mon. Not even a backstory of how fit he is from a previous life.

If The Rock isn't careful, he'll end up like Steven Seagal the 'you can't touch me' hero.

Sky-scraping The Barrel

By: southdavid
Contrived, would be my one word review of "Skyscraper". But that's probably not going to cut it, so I'll write some more.

The Rock plays Will Sawyer, a former FBI tactical officer, who has become a private security appraiser following a failed hostage rescue that results in him losing a lower limb. Several years after the incident, Will is asked by one of his former colleagues (Pablo Schrieber) to appraise the security of "The Pearl", the partially opened new tallest building in the world, built in Hong Kong by Chinese Billionaire Zhao Long Ji (Chin Han). Naturally, terrorists invade and Sawyer must somehow re-enter a building on lockdown (and fire) to rescue his family trapped on the higher floors.

Derivative, would the second word I'd add to a two word review of "Skyscraper". "Die Hard" is an obvious inspiration. As DJ breaks windows and swings out holding on to a thin rope and crashes into the windows further down. The villains are all Eastern European, for some reason, with the exception of Noah Taylor, who provides the English Baddie quota. The film also borrows liberally from the Mission Impossible sequence when Tom Cruise climbs on the outside of the Skyscraper. It's inferior to both of these films though. The Contrivance is difficult to explain without some spoilers so I'll just say there are two scenes "Turn it off and on again" and "Inside the Pearl" that couldn't be more "I AM FORESHADOWING HOW THE FILM WILL END" if they'd literally put that in subtitles on the screen and Dwayne had raised an eyebrow into the camera. It also all revolves around one character not going to Interpol straight away, with masses of evidence they have, and having all the criminal element in the film locked up before they can invade...but OK.

The Rock is as likable as ever, though I'm not sure I really bought his relationship with his wife (It's nice to see Neve Campbell getting non-Scream roles though). I'd have thought relationships between people and surgeons who worked on them would by and large be frowned upon, but whatever. Generally the CGI is pretty good, though the same can't be said for the director's choices when it came to framing and editing the fight sequences, they are truly awful. Everything is shot far too tight and editing too choppily, it's a blurry mess.

Hackneyed and sorely lacking in originality, "Skyscraper" is not worth your time.

Not bad for a copy movie

By: nayebishahin
Modern Die Hard with a lot of special effects.you can just stay at home and watch Die Hard once again and save money.

Not great but watchable

By: ruffrog
Not the Rock's best film but by no means his worst. Sure, it follows the Die Hard formula but they have redone it for the younger generation and it works.

Good but boring.

By: ostaabdelkarim
It's a good movie to watch with your friends, just to spend a night. Good, not great, I expected more. DO NOT compare this movie to die hard.

Not even The Rock can save this boring mess

By: jtindahouse
I was hoping 'Skyscraper' would be in the vein of 'Die Hard', a bad-ass, original and epic action movie where anything felt on the cards as a possibility. Instead it was pretty much the opposite of all of those things. 'The Rock' was given almost no opportunity to show off his undeniable charm. The script just hampered him in every way and left him as nothing more than a muscly guy who could do impressive stunts. But trust me, 'The Rock' is the least of the problems this film has.

The biggest gripe I have is just how dull it is. The film actually starts off with a pretty menacing villain and some violent and brutal killings. At this stage I had hope for the film, but all of that ended pretty abruptly and from that point onwards every bad guy in the film was unbelievably incompetent. The whole story arc plays out in about as cliche of a fashion as you could ever imagine. It's all very underwhelming and disappointing.

As for positives they are hard to come by. Some of the visuals are impressive and 'The Rock' does his best to keep things watchable despite being given absolutely no help. Otherwise though I would say this is a complete misfire and not worth anyone's time or money.

No Heroes?

By: r groth
Usually I like movies with "The Rock" - but this is lame. It has some good ideas but it is not thrilling. Noticeable: The biggist tower of Hongkong is burning and I saw no single fireman in the whole movie. That's Hollywood.

Unoriginal.

By: brattevictor
Skyscraper is just another Dwayne Johnson movie where he is a sole hero, passing through all stages of disaster, untouched, like a master gamer.

The movie employs a very desperate screen-writing filled with plot-holes and forced clichés that make the piteousness of the suffering characters appear ingenuine.

DO NOT BELIEVE THE LOW RATINGS

By: diehardandy
Hardly get time to watch movies so came here to read the reviews and most were negative with 5 and below scores. I still watched it as i had nothing better to see right now. The movie was amazing, if youre looking for a good 1hr30min Entertainment source thats action packed and stunning visuals. This movie did all that and not one moment was boring. People on here are comparing it to die hard etc and bashing it for what not. Dont believe them, you'll have one heck of a time. The story didnt have much to offer but it was enjoyable. If you're looking for a good time just watch it.

Supper movie

By: malleshradhikae
This movie is a exited and inspiration movie This movie is family antrataiment and feel good movie

Story of the film repeated and normal movie

By: jsco5000
A nice film suitable for family watching, but I did not like the lack of strength of the story, but the simple story of a man protects his family from the criminals in the Tower of Honk kong. My only 5 rating for photography and directing is not for the story.

Snorefeast Deluxe

By: Movie-Inspector
To be honest I can't tell you how bad the movie really is - somewhere in the middle of the movie I fell asleep, even The Rock could not help that...

The story (as far I can tell) is one on auto-pilot and predictable like the taste of a piece of sugar, I am even suspicious that they just changed some names and places and reused an old script.

Hope The Rock does not make the same mistakes like Nicolas Cage and others - doing too many movies and on top bad ones, till people just get bored to see your face on screen...

the action is great... logic is not

By: runtran-90852
Well to admit i dont expect must from this movie but it turn out good. The Rock action is always great. The movie is realy thrilling i enjoy it. But there is alot plot holes in this movie, some time its kinda silly. But if you can put a side that, this movie is enjoyable