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Dwayne Johnson stars as Will Sawyer, a war veteran and former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader who now works as a “glorified security guard.” OK, so technically he assesses the security of skyscrapers, and his latest gig has him staying in China at the site of the tallest, most advanced building in the world (dubbed “The Pearl”). Will brings his family along to stay in the building with him during the assignment… which sort of becomes an issue when the skyscraper starts to go up in flames, trapping his wife and kids inside. Framed for the blaze, Will finds himself on the run with a family to rescue and perpetrators to track down. Skyscraper is a heart-pounding action-thriller written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. The film also features Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Noah Taylor, Roland Møller, Byron Mann, and Pablo Schreiber.
- Dwayne Johnson
- Pablo Schreiber
- Byron Mann
- Neve Campbell
- Paul McGillion
- Kevin Rankin
- Vivian Full
- Roland Møller
Did You Know?
- The second collaboration between Dwayne Johnson and Rawson Marshall Thurber, the first being the film Central Intelligence (2016).
- When Will has taken the police motorcycle, he begins to head towards a yellow car, and in a first shot he passes the car at great speed, but in the shot directly afterward, he appears re-positioned back to when he first started to pass the car, and the speed he's going is much lower.
- Zhao Long Ji: Welcome to Heaven.
Atom User Reviews
one of the best The Rock movies. All actors were amazing but went beyond great.
Skyscraper is like the last stage of a national trauma, the weakened form it takes before it passes out of the body politic for good.
Rawson Marshall Thurber's Skyscraper is one of the most idiotic action movies to come down the pike in some time. It's also a lot of fun if you're willing to go with it, and getting viewers to go with things is one of several fronts on which The Rock routinely earns the money he gets paid.
Anyone expecting a shred of originality from this Dwayne Johnson vehicle will be disappointed, but writer-director Rawson Marshall Thurber tries his best to compensate by amping up the over-the-top spectacle, hoping sheer gusto will keep viewers from minding his film’s shaky foundation.