Jingoism, beefcake, military hardware, and a Giorgio Moroder rock score reign supreme over taste and logic in this Tony Scott film about a maverick trainee pilot (Tom Cruise) who can't follow the rules at a Navy aviation training facility. The dogfight sequences between American and Soviet jets at the end are absolutely mechanical, though audiences loved it at the time. The love story between Cruise's character and that of Kelly McGillis is like flipping through pages of advertising in a glossy magazine. This designer action movie from 1986 would be all the more appalling were it not for the canny casting of good actors in dumb parts. Standouts include Anthony Edwards--who makes a nice impression as Cruise's average-Joe pal--and the relatively unknown Meg Ryan in a small but memorable appearance. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to the DVD edition.
Classic movie. One of the best ever made. Action, drama, romance and comedy wrapped up in a great loveable movie! Read morePublished 26 days ago by Brent Taylor
I am dissappointed with the quality of this DVD. Not clear at all. Very grainy. Poor visibility. Did not enjoy the 3D experience.Published 1 month ago by Anne Giroux
One of those classic movies you can watch over again from time to time. A keeper for the collection!Published 2 months ago by Dee