Skyscraper

Genre:  Action/Adventure
Running Time:  102 min.
Release Date: July 13, 2018
VOD/Digital: September 25, 2018
DVD/Blu-ray: October 9, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 4.08
based on 166 votes and 44 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 Pearl, 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 "Okay, compared to the original, it doesn't hold water (sorry for the pun lol) but really, bringing it up to date, it was really well done. Yes, some things were a bit far fetched but what part of movies aren't nowadays. Take that away, The Rock did a great job as he has done in recent years, and honestly, it was very up to date with technology and such. I really enjoyed it. I give it a solid 4."
  • 5 stars "Full of BS who cares that is what made this an awesome movie. Edge of your seat kind of movie and the action fantastic. Loved the special effects"
  • 2 stars "How can people rate this a 4 or 5 its so full of BS ."