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 the top explosion whenever given the chance. Luckily though the film acknowledges it's own implausibility and the perfectly cast ch...
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, ... read more
Directed by: Simon West
Release Date: June 6, 1997
DVD Release Date: March 24, 1998
Stats: 17,741 reviews
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June 4, 2013
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, one-liners and pure entertainment value. The plot is pretty good, somewhat original, and fairly fast-paced. The acting is good, and the...
November 6, 2012
Con Air boasts everything that makes a solid slice of action-y Hollywood cheese, and another over the top performance from Nicolas Cage, excpet this time it's in a pretty decent movie. I think the loony ...
March 28, 2012
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 hair, a weird accent, and weird catchphrases. I wish to praise Malkovich for his performance, it was incredibly well d...
September 17, 2011
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 actors range from decent to good to bad. John Malkovitch was the best actor in this film. I felt that the film could hav...
August 12, 2011
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 see.
Cameron Poe is an Army Ranger who was going to go home to his pregnant wife when he got into a fight with three men...
April 4, 2011
This film's reaction and criticism seem to be based purely on taste. Let's look at the nitty gritty: we have a stellar cast, great use of explosions, and Nicolas Cage with a hillbilly haircut and an offputting Alabama accent. In review, yeah, these things can make for the most ho...
August 29, 2010
this is a great movie which kept me on the edge of my seat with some of the best actors of our time, Nic Cage, John Malkovich, and John Cusack.Con Air is about these prisoners who have taken over an air plane meant to transfer some prisoners to other states and some are actually ...
July 25, 2010
You definitely can't watch it straight forward, then it would make no sense. However, when you think of all the outrageous and nonsensical action movies out there, Con Air comes to the top of the list. The dialogue is priceless, delivered by the masters of bizarre performances, N...
April 25, 2010fb733768972
It is entertaining, but in the end, besides the cool storyline and self-containing action, I was left dissapointed!
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