Jun 22, 2022
Joe Kosinski matches his well-established architectural precision with suitably nostalgic but never pandering emotionality, while Cruise commands the screen in a performance that leverages his multimillion-dollar star wattage to brighten the entire film.
Jun 14, 2022
Somehow Cruise's foray back into the danger zone will be remembered more than the original, setting a new standard in the era of reboots.
Jun 10, 2022
Tom Cruise is here to save cinema. He's here to save America. And I'm here for it.
Jun 10, 2022
If this sounds like hokum, it is. But the storytelling too reminds you of the best version of old Hollywood, broad strokes rendered with watchmaker care.
Jun 7, 2022
Absolutely thrilling. You truly feel like you're in the plane with Tom Cruise pulling Gs.
Jun 6, 2022
Maverick is truly one for the ages in its deliverance of a distilled summer blockbuster whose thrills are strong enough to inspire highs totally indistinguishable from narcotics. Beware, and welcome to the Danger Zone.
Jun 1, 2022
All the visuals glisten, are well composed, perfectly lit and many are bigger than life due to cinematographer Claudio Miranda’s (Life of Pi) penchant for closeups.
May 31, 2022
It’s the action that sells the popcorn, and this film really delivers on that front, especially when it’s time to put the impossible bombing raid into play.
May 29, 2022
An eye-popping blockbuster that, for all its daft macho contrivances, still manages to take your breath away, dammit.
May 28, 2022
Top Gun: Maverick is one of those rare breeds: a sequel that’s better than the original.
May 27, 2022
While the new film is not as memorable, or of its moment, it’s a more coherent piece of character drawing, a more exhilarating spectacle, and, by virtue of not being made in the mid-1980s, altogether less daft.
May 27, 2022
As a stand-alone blockbuster that’s just trying to suck viewers’ eyeballs out of their sockets with hellacious flight photography and thunderous sound, Maverick is just what every cineplex in the country has been crying out for.
May 27, 2022
Goes with popcorn like butter... I liked it in spite of myself.
May 27, 2022
Even as you see all the plot twists coming, Tom Cruise's charms and the spectacular aerial action still take your breath away.
May 27, 2022
The jet-fueled sequel to the 1986 flyboy classic has charisma to burn, soaring airplane indulgences and a narrative that honors the past while breaking the sound barrier as it shifts to the future.
May 27, 2022
Top Gun: Maverick is a perfectly tolerable time-killer, and I enjoy popcorn as much as anyone, but I just hope these won’t be the only kinds of movies that bring audiences back to the theaters.
May 27, 2022
There was no doubt that the film made us swirly, giddy, tippy-toed...
May 27, 2022
"...131 minutes of fan service where the fan isn’t truly served until the last 30."
May 27, 2022
The sequel is still rah-rah about American imperialism, but who cares? Thirty-six years after the original, Tom Cruise is having the time of his life, the in-flight thrills are off the charts and—hot damn!—you won’t find more blazing action anywhere.
May 26, 2022
Top Gun: Maverick is not a dislikable movie, by any means... But it's also a little depressing, because of where it says movies are going, what it says about the lack of creativity making its way on screen.