FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Sawyer now assesses security for skyscrapers. On assignment in Hong Kong 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.
From the same director
Dwayne Johnson (Will Sawyer), Neve Campbell (Sarah Sawyer), Chin Han (Zhao Long Ji), Roland Møller (Kores Botha), Noah Taylor (Mr. Pierce), Byron Mann (Inspector Wu), Pablo Schreiber (Ben), McKenna Roberts (Georgia Sawyer), Noah Cottrell (Henry Sawyer), Hannah Quinlivan (Xia), Adrian Holmes (Ajani Okeke), Elfina Luk (Sergeant Han), Kevin Rankin (Ray), Gretal Montgomery (Ray's Wife), Jett Klyne (Ray's Son), Kayden Magnuson (Ray's Daughter), Byron Lawson (Suit #1), Jason William Day (Botha's Thug #1 (as Jason Day)), Ryan Handley (Botha's Thug #2), Sean Kohnke (Botha's Thug #3), Shawn Stewart (Botha's Thug #4), Brian Ho (Shady Man), Nelson Wong (News Camera Man), Mike Li (Operations Technician), Colin Corrigan (Windbreaker Man), Omari Newton (Hostage Rescue Commander), Venus Terzo (Hostage Negotiator), Paul McGillion (On-Scene Commander), Matt O'Leary (Skinny Hacker), Tzi Ma (Fire Chief Sheng), Tina Tong (Building Voice (voice)), Carlo Yu (HKP Officer #1), Dimitry Tsoy (HKP Officer #2), Allen Keng (HKP Officer #3), Sam Yunussov (Penthouse Guard #1), Paul Wu (Penthouse Guard #2), Glenn Chow (Maintenance Technician), Robert Boyce (Helicopter Pilot), Aaron Au (Police Sniper), Grace Wang (News Reporter #1)...
Rawson Marshall Thurber (written by)
Beau Flynn (producer (produced by) (p.g.a.)), Dany Garcia (executive producer), Hiram Garcia (producer (produced by) (p.g.a.)), Eric Hedayat (executive producer), Petra Holtorf (co-producer (as Petra Holtof-Stratton)), Wendy Jacobson (executive producer), Dwayne Johnson (producer (produced by)), Eric McLeod (executive producer), Rawson Marshall Thurber (producer (produced by) (p.g.a.))
I was hoping 'Skyscraper' would be in the vein of 'Die Hard', a bad-ass, original and epic action movie where anything felt on the cards as a possibility. Instead it was pretty much the opposite of all of those things. 'The Rock' was given almost no opportunity to show off his undeniable charm. The script just hampered him in every way and left him as nothing more than a muscly guy who could do impressive stunts. But trust me, 'The Rock' is the least of the problems this film has.
The biggest gripe I have is just how dull it is. The film actually starts off with a pretty menacing villain and some violent and brutal killings. At this stage I had hope for the film, but all of that ended pretty abruptly and from that point onwards every bad guy in the film was unbelievably incompetent. The whole story arc plays out in about as cliche of a fashion as you could ever imagine. It's all very underwhelming and disappointing.
As for positives they are hard to come by. Some of the visuals are impressive and 'The Rock' does his best to keep things watchable despite being given absolutely no help. Otherwise though I would say this is a complete misfire and not worth anyone's time or money.
Rascacielos: Rescate en las alturas (Argentina; Peru; Uruguay (3-D version)) • Небостъргачът (Bulgaria (Bulgarian title)) • Arranha-Céu: Coragem Sem Limite (Brazil) • Gratte-Ciel (Canada (French title)) • Skyscraper (Germany; France; Italy; Sweden; USA) • Pilvelõhkuja (Estonia) • El rascacielos (Spain) • Ουρανοξύστης (Greece) • Felhőkarcoló (Hungary) • Gorred Shkhakim (Israel (Hebrew title)) • Dangoraizis (Lithuania) • Rascacielos: rescate en las alturas (Mexico) • Drapacz chmur (Poland) • Arranha-Céus (Portugal) • Infernul din zgârie-nori (Romania) • Neboder (Serbia) • Небоскрёб (Russia) • Mrakodrap (Slovakia) • Gökdelen (Turkey (Turkish title)) • Хмарочос (Ukraine) • Toa Thap Choc Troi (Vietnam)
Rated PG-13 for sequences of gun violence and action, and for brief strong language
Argentina:13 / Australia:M / Canada:PG / Canada:PG / Canada:G / Denmark:11 / France:Tous publics / Germany:12 / Hong Kong:IIA / Hungary:16 / Indonesia:13+ / Ireland:12A / Japan:G / Lithuania:N-13 / Mexico:B / Netherlands:12 / Norway:15 / Philippines:PG-13 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:PG13 / South Africa:16 / South Korea:12 / Spain:12 / Switzerland:14 / Taiwan:PG-12 / Turkey:13+ / United Kingdom:12A / United States:PG-13
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