Skyscraper

Skyscraper

Skyscraper

Dwayne Johnson re-teams with his Central Intelligence director for this hostage action-thriller, set in Hong Kong's tallest building. Co-starring Neve Campbell.

Former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Ford (Johnson) now assesses security for skyscrapers. On assignment in Hong Kong, Ford finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze with his wife and kids inside, and he's been framed for it. Ford must find those responsible, clear his name and somehow rescue his family.

2018Rating: M, Violence & offensive language102 minsUSA
ActionThrillerBlockbuster
Director:
Rawson Marshall Thurber ('Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story', 'We're the Millers', 'Central Intelligence')
Writer:
Rawson Marshall Thurber
Cast:
Dwayne JohnsonNeve CampbellPablo SchreiberRoland MøllerKevin RankinAdrian HolmesChin HanByron Mann
81%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Vulture

Vulture

press

Skyscraper is one of the stupidest movies I've seen since San Andreas, but I enjoyed it a great deal - more than San Andreas, certainly, as well as Rampage and Baywatch and most other Dwayne Johnson pictures.

0
Variety

Variety

press

This is escapism, pure and simple, and though the structure is rickety, by enlisting Johnson, Thurber ensures that his "Skyscraper" is built on solid Rock.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Mr. Johnson... doesn't have to do all that much here, but as one of the last authentic monuments to he-man masculinity, he easily holds you rapt.

0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

The Rock rarely seems confident of being able to get out alive. But whatever happens, his sense of humour keeps reminding us that, behind the muscles, he's one of us.

3.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

This is the sort of thing that requires classic Rock, not an experimental but-what-if-I-maybe-acted-like-this-was-Sophie's-Choice? Rock.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

If all this digital artifice accomplishes anything, it effectively heightens the irreducible flesh-and-blood realism of the movie's star.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

One of the most idiotic action movies to come down the pike in some time. It's also a lot of fun if you're willing to go with it...

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

The building may be taller than The Towering Inferno and the stakes may be higher than those faced by John McClane in Die Hard, but in comparison to both, Skyscraper is little more than a cinematic bungalow.

2.0
0

It has its rather "thrilling" moments, but ultimately falls from cliche, predictability and an unengaging plot.

2.0
0

I'm not the type of person that turns their brain off to enjoy something stupid and bad. I don't know if I'd call Skyscraper a "good" movie. It's derivative and watered down, an inferior remake of Die Hard, but I kinda enjoyed it as a guilty pleasure. I never felt bored. At times it's actually quite effective. The Rock hanging off a crane and climbing...

3.0
0

I don't think anyone goes to a movie by The Rock and expects to have their view of the view changed. They expect to sit down for a couple hours, turn their brain off and have a blast. The Rock will kick ass, make you laugh, and charm you. This movie does a decent enough job of doing elements of those things, while also providing enough spectacle one would...

2.0
0

Film Review: SKYSCRAPER Dumbing Up. Ok, so, um... As DIE HARD is my all-time favourite Christmas movie, it's nice to see it being remade - for kids... and those with single legs... and bald people... and, um... Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's nice isn't he? Can't wait for him to be President... um... Hey, loved his song in MOANA, right? You're welcome! So,...

2.0
0
Vulture

Vulture

press

Skyscraper is one of the stupidest movies I've seen since San Andreas, but I enjoyed it a great deal - more than San Andreas, certainly, as well as Rampage and Baywatch and most other Dwayne Johnson pictures.

0
Variety

Variety

press

This is escapism, pure and simple, and though the structure is rickety, by enlisting Johnson, Thurber ensures that his "Skyscraper" is built on solid Rock.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Mr. Johnson... doesn't have to do all that much here, but as one of the last authentic monuments to he-man masculinity, he easily holds you rapt.

0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

The Rock rarely seems confident of being able to get out alive. But whatever happens, his sense of humour keeps reminding us that, behind the muscles, he's one of us.

3.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

This is the sort of thing that requires classic Rock, not an experimental but-what-if-I-maybe-acted-like-this-was-Sophie's-Choice? Rock.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

If all this digital artifice accomplishes anything, it effectively heightens the irreducible flesh-and-blood realism of the movie's star.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

One of the most idiotic action movies to come down the pike in some time. It's also a lot of fun if you're willing to go with it...

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

The building may be taller than The Towering Inferno and the stakes may be higher than those faced by John McClane in Die Hard, but in comparison to both, Skyscraper is little more than a cinematic bungalow.

2.0
0

It has its rather "thrilling" moments, but ultimately falls from cliche, predictability and an unengaging plot.

2.0
0

I'm not the type of person that turns their brain off to enjoy something stupid and bad. I don't know if I'd call Skyscraper a "good" movie. It's derivative and watered down, an inferior remake of Die Hard, but I kinda enjoyed it as a guilty pleasure. I never felt bored. At times it's actually quite effective. The Rock hanging off a crane and climbing...

3.0
0

I don't think anyone goes to a movie by The Rock and expects to have their view of the view changed. They expect to sit down for a couple hours, turn their brain off and have a blast. The Rock will kick ass, make you laugh, and charm you. This movie does a decent enough job of doing elements of those things, while also providing enough spectacle one would...

2.0
0

Film Review: SKYSCRAPER Dumbing Up. Ok, so, um... As DIE HARD is my all-time favourite Christmas movie, it's nice to see it being remade - for kids... and those with single legs... and bald people... and, um... Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's nice isn't he? Can't wait for him to be President... um... Hey, loved his song in MOANA, right? You're...

2.0
0