Excerpt: Skyscraper is simple but functional. Dwayne Johnson carries the film in a way that feels more vulnerable than his usual roles, and there are plenty of charm to be found in its throwback sensibilities.
Excerpt: Less Die Hard, more an action fan’s Cirque du Bro-lei with guns, lotsa explosions, and some serious birds-eye views that Rawson Marshall Thurber so casually peers down like we’re about to fall forward out of our seats.
Excerpt: The trajectory is more or less familiar with this fare’s usual inclusion of trite plot mirroring that simultaneously earns a smirk and groan in equal measure thanks to blatant visual cues, but the ride is wild enough to stay onboard.
Excerpt: It’s a stable enough premise that works well with what audiences should be expecting. At a briskly-paced 100 minutes, Skyscraper doesn’t suffer from over-plotting and too many unnecessary characters.
Excerpt: As convincingly engaging and impish as Johnson can be in his many repetitive action-oriented thrillers (and comedies), he deserves a nasty piledriver (or perhaps a “people’s elbow”) for participating in this tensionless-filled slog of a popcorn movie. Indeed, the lumbering and lethargic Skyscraper needs its building inspection permit revoked.
Excerpt: Sure it is just another typical Dwayne-Johnson-being-Dwayne-Johnson action movie but gotta admit it has its seriously thrilling/gripping moments. And Neve Campbell! Hollywood… take her for more rounds, please!