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Year
1974
Runtime
165 min.
Director
John Guillermin
Genres
Action, Drama, Thriller
Rating *
6.9
Votes *
25,771
Checks
5,529
Favs
153
Dislikes
51
Favs/checks
2.8% (1:36)
Favs/dislikes
3:1
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  1. CafeAmericain's avatar

    CafeAmericain

    Nobody knows why this movie needed to be 3 hrs long. 10 years 8 months ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    An excellent example of the disaster movie genre, but a rather indulgent one. Clocking in at 2¾ hours, it takes its time introducing the characters and the calamitous building, but it doesn't feel too long or dull. Once the ball gets rolling, it's a thrill ride that doesn't let up. It could be tighter, but that's not the problem. No, the problem is that a lot of its stars are wasted. Robert Wagner get short shrift, but still a key moment. Robert Vaughn, on the other hand, seems too big a star for the amount of screen time he gets. Regardless, it's great to see Steve McQueen and Paul Newman share the screen, the miniature work is excellent, and the fire effects stand up today. 6 years ago
  3. Sk1337's avatar

    Sk1337

    Definately one of the best disastermovies ever made, with stiming effects(especially for being a 46y/o movie), amazing casting, good plot and a great soundtrack and Cinematography.
    A few negative things are the length of The movie and a few plotholes that really annoyed me, like the flipped cementwheelbarrow in a luxerious 136floor building, WTF.

    Still a classic every movienerd should watch
    11 months ago
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