Skyfire

critic Reviews

, 56% 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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    Dennis Harvey48 Hills
    Skyfire offers substantial guilty-pleasure fun.
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    Steven ProkopyThird Coast Review
    You don't watch a movie about an erupting volcano for the human drama, and where Skyfire excels is with its special effects.
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    Mike McGranaghanAisle Seat
    You know those lenticular pictures you look at and see one thing, then look at from a slightly different angle and see something else? Skyfire is like one of them. Depending on your perspective, the movie is either middling or awesome.
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    Sandy SchaeferCBR
    It's an unabashedly silly movie fueled by dodgy visual effects and formulaic plotting, but also a fun one that is genuinely charming in the way it unironically recycles cliches.
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