Skyfire

critic Reviews

, 57% Rotten Tomatometer Score
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    Sara Michelle FettersMovieFreak.com
    It's all far more entertaining than it likely has any right to be.
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    Richard KuipersVariety
    It's no great leap forward in filmmaking, but the big-budget disaster movie "Skyfire" does prove that China is now capable of producing its own brand of utterly preposterous and enjoyably trashy popcorn entertainment for a global audience.
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    Frank ScheckHollywood Reporter
    Won't erase memories of 'Dante's Peak' or 'Volcano,' and even they weren't very good.
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    Tim CogshellFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It's extremely heroic and a lot of fun. I had a hoot!
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    Peter SobczynskiRogerEbert.com
    It's dumb and cartoonish as can be and there's never a single moment in which you care at all about anything going on, not even when they drag in an endangered child in order to tug on the heartstrings.
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    Cath ClarkeGuardian
    Mostly this isn't the thrill-ride you might be hoping for. There's plenty of fire but, oddly, not much heat.
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    Chris KnightNational Post
    Skyfire is a disaster thriller composed of equal parts cheese and magma, but it's clearly trying to recreate the good vibrations of the original Jurassic Park.
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    Richard CrouseRichard Crouse
    Imagine the rumble of 70s disaster flicks like Earthquake with the nature-gone-wild plot of Jurassic Park and you'll get the idea.
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    Thom ErnstOriginal Cin
    Unless you speak the language, it may be unfair to judge the awkward dialogue. But what doesn't get lost in translation is a blazing rock crashing through a glass observatory, or a flow of molten lava swallowing everyone in its path.
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    Brian CostelloCommon Sense Media
    Some peril, violence in volcano eruption disaster movie.
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