Skyscraper

Genre:  Action/Adventure
Running Time:  102 min.
In theatres: July 13, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 4.04
based on 66 votes and 10 reviews
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Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Noah Taylor, Roland Møller, Byron Mann, Pablo Schreiber, Hannah Quinlivan, Noah Cottrell, McKenna Roberts

Synopsis

Ten years after losing his leg during the war, former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Sawyer (Dwayne Johnson) has maintained a relatively safe family life. He now assesses security and safety measures for the world’s tallest buildings and skyscrapers.

While on assignment in China, Sawyer and his family are invited to stay at the Pearl, a luxurious 240-floor skyscraper for which he's tasked to assess the safety. During a meeting with the owners to discuss his findings, he reveals that while the Pearl is a beautiful achievement in architecture, he doesn’t believe it is actually safe in the event of an actual dangerous situation.

Back at the Peal, a group of terrorists seize the building and set fire to the 96th floor, effectively trapping Sawyer’s wife (Neve Campbell) and their children above the fire line. Sawyer works to get inside the building so he can save them but is captured by the terrorists and instructed to help them recover something hidden in the building that they desire. In order to convince him to help them, they take his family hostage.

Now, Sawyer must figure out why all of this is happening and rescue his loved ones while navigating through a burning skyscraper. 

Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Beau Flynn, Rawson Marshall Thurber, Dwayne Johnson, Hiram Garcia
Screenplay: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Official Site: skyscrapermovie.com

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  • 4 stars "This is a great popcorn movie. Lots of special effects and non stop action. My only complaint was the couple behind us who would not shut the f###@ up. I had to turn around twice to tell them to shut up. Please people, if you are going to a theatre to see a movie , please remember to respect the people around you and shut the f##@ up!!!"
  • 3 stars "Better than Baywatch .....not as good as San Andreas"
  • 4 stars "lot of action stunts, a little unbelievable,but it is what it is"