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.
One of those classic movies you can watch over again from time to time. A keeper for the collection!Published 12 days ago by Dee
On the downside this movie has no end of macho posturing and the unbearable romance between Kelly and Tom. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Richard Schwindt
Rien remarqué de bizarre avec l'image. L'image est ce qu'elle était au temps du tournage du film. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Christian Ouellette