Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
  1. 38
    Con Air has all the signs of a hit. That's depressing.
  2. Nicolas Cage, Ving Rhames, and Steve Buscemi are among the few performers who emerge with a shred of dignity at the end.
  3. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    20
    Con Air is boring to the marrow.
  4. 20
    While tyro director Simon West fills Con Air with all the slam-bang action and well-honed wisecracks that were the more positive qualities of its predecessors, the film brims even more with all their worst qualities.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 107 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Jun 1, 2011
    10
    This is one to watch! The reason this movie grossed $224,012,234 in the box-office is because it is a real crowd pleaser! It had a budget ofThis is one to watch! The reason this movie grossed $224,012,234 in the box-office is because it is a real crowd pleaser! It had a budget of $75 million, and it really shows. This movie is and always will be a hit. Is it the best movie ever....NO! But is it the worst......HELL NO! This movie is a huge YES YES YES! Full Review »
  2. Jun 3, 2011
    9
    A great film, it truly, truly is! Really enjoyed this one, they do not make them like this anymore! You will enjoy this one! Monica PotterA great film, it truly, truly is! Really enjoyed this one, they do not make them like this anymore! You will enjoy this one! Monica Potter gives a fantastic performance, as she always does, and she did not have a huge part in this one! This movie has it all; Romance, Action, Suspense and a lot of comedy! BRILLIANT! Full Review »
  3. Jun 1, 2011
    10
    A hilarious film with a knock-out cast. A refreshing cast with a flawless performance by Nicholas Cage (However, the accent did need moreA hilarious film with a knock-out cast. A refreshing cast with a flawless performance by Nicholas Cage (However, the accent did need more work) John Cusack and the whole cast are truly amazing! A hilarious film and a truly magical watch that gives everyone of us a good time! Full Review »