Top Gun

1986

Action / Drama / Romance

191
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 54%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 84%
IMDb Rating 6.9 10 245420

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Tom Cruise as Maverick
Meg Ryan as Carole
Val Kilmer as Iceman
Kelly McGillis as Charlie
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by adonis98-743-186503 10 / 10

Top Gun is the definition of Underrated 80's Flick

As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom. Top Gun is heartfelt, emotional and fun thanks to great direction, Tom Cruise's charm and lots of great 80's music and to be honest, i still don't get it how critics hated this film it's just freaking awesome. (10/10)

Reviewed by Josef_Schweik 9 / 10

Great movie, but with wussies like Maverick the Battle Of Britain would never have been won

Top Gun is one of the best movies ever. Period. Great flight scenes without CGI, great actors. I have seen it probably more than 50 times, starting at the movies when I was based in Germany in the 1980s, then VHS, laser disc, DVD and Blue Ray Dolby Digital. I never get tired of it.

But the script bothers me as I get older. Maverick loses his comrade in an accident, and then has a major confidence problem to carry on with his job. Won't fight. Now translate this back to the 1940s to the Battle Of Britain. All the guys who are now in their 80s and 90s, flying Spitfires defending Britain against the Luftwaffe, lost a friend EVERY DAY, somebody who they knew and had downed a few beers with. Every single day, they returned to base and found out that this and that guy did not make it back. Yet, they found the resolve to GO ON, CARRY ON FIGHTING. That is true heroism: carry on against the impossible odds. Compared to that, Maverick losing Goose in a training accident is BS.

Reviewed by Paul A 10 / 10

Superb visuals, superb music, cheese ridden dialogue, classic movie.

I am giving Top Gun a full 10/10, partly to try and boost its overall rating (6.2 at the time of writing) which is far too low IMO.

Far too many people rip on this movie for its lack of accuracy, its shallow characters and cheesy dialogue.

However, whilst this is all true, the overall movie is incredibly well paced, acted, scripted and directed. It is a masterpiece of action movie making, and Tony Scott made a number of high quality movies.

The positives that stand out for me, that far outweigh the negatives:

1) The superb cinematography and action sequences. Some of the shots of F-14s launching and landing on the carrier at sunset are the best you will ever see in any military movie. The dog fighting scenes are incredible, and no CGI. To shoot in the F-14 cockpits Scott used the Super-35 35mm format to get widescreen cameras in the tight spaces without anamorphic lenses. As the movie was made with the Navy's blessing, full access to military assets and aid was provided, including the F-5s playing the role of Migs.

All the pedants who rip on this movie for lack of accuracy should just chill, and enjoy the stunning photography of F-14s lighting up their after-burners on take-off. The cinematography throughout the whole movie is gorgeous. Just make sure you watch it on Blu-Ray!

2) Incredible pacing and direction. Whilst the story is 1D and comic book simple, the movie is a master class of direction. Tony Scott's finest movie IMO. The movement between action, fun, romance, depression, elation is just perfectly done for a feel good action movie. There is not a single scene, or second of the movie, that is out of place. IMO the direction is as good as any of the classics from Coppola, Scorcesse, Spielberg, R Scott etc.

3) Music. Harold Faltemeyer's soundtrack is brilliant. His Top Gun theme duet with Steve Stevens on guitar just superb. Songs such as Danger Zone, Mighty Wings, and Take My Breath Away have become iconic as part of this film.

4) Acting. The actors don't really have much to work with, but ooze screen charisma. The sexual tension between Cruise and McGillis is palpable. The supporting cast are superb, Skerrit, Kilmer, Edwards, Ironside etc. put in great performances.

5) Cheesy Dialogue. The worst thing about the movie, is also one of the the best things about this movie! Who hasn't felt the 'need for speed'?

I am a fan of military jets, but not for one moment did I think Top Gun was supposed to be a documentary of Navy aviation. Judge it on what it's supposed to be, a feel good action movie with some basis in reality.

Climb into the cockpit with Maverick and Goose and enjoy the ride....!

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