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Former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Sawyer (Dwayne Johnson) now assesses security for skyscrapers. He's on assignment in China when he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze, and he's been framed for it. A wanted man on the run, Will must find those responsible, clear his name and somehow rescue his family, who are trapped inside the building, above the fire line.
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Critics Consensus: Well-cast yet derivative, Skyscraper isn't exactly a towering action thriller feat, but it's solidly constructed enough to stand among the genre's more mildly diverting features.
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Common Sense Says
A few strong suspense scenes can't save uneven action movie.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Skyscraper is an intense action-disaster movie starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson that plays like a cross between The Towering Inferno and Die Hard. Violence/suspense is definitely the main concern: Expect lots of guns and shooting, knives, explosions, some bloody cuts and wounds, and character deaths (mostly quick and bloodless). The main character removes a shard of impaled metal from his body and dresses the wound himself. Children are in peril throughout most of the story. Language includes a use of "f--k" and a few uses of "s--t," but sex and substance use aren't issues. There are a few expertly crafted scenes of heart-stopping suspense, but they're surrounded by plenty of ridiculous, shallow, ineffective material. Still, viewers who don't mind waiting for the good parts may be entertained.
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- Genre:Action, Thriller
- Release Date:July 13, 2018
- Languages:English, Spanish
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
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