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Top Gun
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Directed By
Tony Scott

Written By:
Jim Cash, Jack Epps Jr.

Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Tom Skerritt, Anthony Edwards, Meg Ryan, Rick Rossovich, Michael Ironside, Barry Tubb, Whip Hubley, John Stockwell, Tim Robbins, Adrian Pasdar, James Tolkan

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Top Gun (1986)
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Movie Review by Justin
September 20th, 2006

Playin' with the boys

Looking at this flick again, years after my dreams of being a maverick pilot were put soundly to rest, I assume it will be ridiculous and dated and will only make me feel embarrassed that I was once so stimulated by it. But I find quite the opposite to be true. While the romantic interest which takes too big a place at the center of the film never gets off the ground, the arial photography remains the finest, most engaging I've ever seen. The combat scenes are meticulously edited to give a thrilling sense of disjointed rythym. Not even the horrific Kenny Loggins soundtrack can destroy the pure excitement we feel. This was a major notch in Tom Cruise's climb to stardom, and I think he possesses the right sort of c*cksure attitude in this picture. It's a fun flick -- big and brash, full of romanticized feeling. The absurd plot devices are glaring, but let's face it, when the movie gets going, our boyish egoism is happy to go along with it.

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Seth C
Sep 21, 2006 11:33 AM
Tom Cruise + Tony Scott = Film gold!

Apr 6, 2007 7:59 PM
I thought the flick was cool back in the day...now, not so much, but that's because I hate Tom Cruise now, but I really liked your review of it. I could feel the connection you felt with this movie...be it years ago or now looking back. Awesome review!

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