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Year
1974
Runtime
165 min.
Director
John Guillermin
Genres
Action, Drama, Thriller
Rating *
6.9
Votes *
25,771
Checks
5,368
Favs
148
Dislikes
48
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. 9 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. 5 years ago
  3. DisneyStitch's avatar

    DisneyStitch

    My friend commented it was very similar to The Poseidon Adventure which was spot on, because both that disaster flick and this one shared the same director. It is rather tiresome for me and drags on a lot. If you have by chance seen The Poseidon Adventure then this is basically the same thing except in a building with fire instead of a ship with water. 2 years 9 months ago
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  3. This movie ranks #77 in Academy Award - Best Cinematography
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