“Top Gun: Maverick” Reviews Soar High

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The full reviews for the long-delayed and long-awaited sequel to “Top Gun” have been released, and the response has been similar to the social media response so far – unanimous praise.

With 77 reviews counted, the film boasts an excellent 96% (8.5/10) on Rotten Tomatoes, placing it among the best films of the year and in line with Cruise’s latest action blockbuster “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” (97%/8.4).

All reviews strongly suggest seeing this on the big screen if you can, and more than a few praised it more than the original Tony Scott film. Here is a sample of quotes:

“A far better film than its predecessor, and far better than it should be overall.” – Stephanie Zacharek, TIME Magazine

“Kosinski may not be able to match the formal bravado of Tony Scott, but he makes up for it with speed, clarity and the moral imperative to push the boundaries of what seems possible.” –David Ehrlich, IndieWire

“The new movie more than deserves its existence, reflecting Cruise’s character by pushing the boundaries of what the machine could do – the machine, in this case, being cinema, taking flight like no blockbuster has. before” – Peter DeBruge, Variety

“The sequel follows the original beat-for-beat, to an almost comedic degree. And yet, formulaic as it is, there’s no denying it’s both nostalgic and reimagined. – David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

“Kosinski and company. delivering all the thrills of Top Gun and more: slick visuals, crew camaraderie, heart-pounding aerial action, a surprising emotional punch, and, in Tom Cruise, a magnetic movie-star performance as heartwarming as a old leather jacket. – Ian Freer, Empire Magazine

“The ultimate Gen X Dad fantasy, in which a middle-aged man manages to outsmart and outplay the best and brightest of the younger generation.” – Alonso Duralde, The Envelope

More reviews can be found on Rotten Tomatoes. “Top Gun: Maverick” is set to open in theaters on May 27.

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