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CafeAmericain's avatar


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


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 2 months ago
Sk1337's avatar


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
1 year ago
DisneyStitch's avatar


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.
3 years 11 months ago
Phil2000's avatar


It is too long, but it isn't that bad. It's better than many current blockbusters. I skipped the first 30 minutes and I don't think I missed anything.
10 years ago
nicolaskrizan's avatar


not what I expected

7 years 7 months ago
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