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Overall Rating
1.93

Awesome: 6.9%
Worth A Look: 17.24%
Average: 3.45%
Pretty Bad: 6.9%
Total Crap65.52%

1 review, 23 user ratings


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Turbulence
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by Scott Weinberg

"Seriously. How did this get made? It's like Tom & Jerry!"
1 stars

In this weak attempt to combine disaster movies with homicidal maniac movies, Ray Liotta plays just an absolute loon. He seems mellow enough, but he's not. This movie may stand as the only one I've ever seen that has not ONE subplot. It's just Ray screaming and chasing pretty Lauren Holly up one side of a plane and down the other.

The tedium settles in after the first five minues. Psycho is caught and needs to be transported out of state on a commercial airline. I think they tried to explain why it had to be a commercial flight, but there was so much plot that I got confused. So Ray breaks out, kills some people and starts a'chasin.

You may wonder how this could fill 90 minutes. I did too before I saw it. (And I still do now, actually.) I vaguely remember Hector Elizondo's bald head somewhere in there. Also, a special thanks to the producers of Turbulence for giving some work to Catherine Hicks. Such a brilliant actress.

Turbulence represents the lowest results of what Die Hard hath wrought. It's obvious that not one creative idea went into this movie. It would be insulting if the movie weren't squarely aimed at idiots.

Director Robert Benton adds another distinguished film to his body of work. Turbulence will fit right in next Underground Aces, Up the Creek, and he should be back doing TV pilots again soon. OK, he did direct a lot of old Moonlighting episodes, yeah, but we're talking about movies here. And this movie is thinner than Kate Moss at a cracker convention.

I'm not saying action movies have to be anything brilliant. But don't just throw some actors in an airplane and call it a movie. Turbulence is like chicken soup minus the chicken.

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User Comments

9/19/12 Melissa I think the ppl who say he acted "overdone" have never faced a tense psycho. 4 stars
9/06/04 Sugarfoot Awful. There aren't enough bad things to say about this crap. 1 stars
9/28/03 Kyle I like this movie. Not a masterpiece, but honestly pretty entertaining. 4 stars
8/11/03 Pinkline Jones A true classic - Jim Carrey has nothing on Ray Liotta 5 stars
4/05/03 Jack Sommersby Hope that paycheck was worth it, Ray. Oh, and Lauren Holly, you suck shit, untalented bitch 1 stars
3/07/03 Charles Tatum Liotta thought he was in a sequel to "Airplane!" 1 stars
2/08/03 All American AL The bad guy couldnt hit an elephant if it was taped to the end of a shotgun, fukin shite 1 stars
3/02/02 Jenny Tullwartz Lauren Holly's great! Where's she hiding since this? 5 stars
10/15/01 Andrew Carden Pretty Cool Moivie. Great Scripts. 4 stars
6/03/01 Thrillhouse I saw this at a friend's house. No joke. Maybe that's why I was pissed. Hated it. 1 stars
3/08/01 Jake Just don't take it seriously. A lot of fun one-liners and decent action. 4 stars
2/15/01 lisa i liked it when he got electrocuted, "u go u go yow! u can stay!" lol. 3 stars
1/30/01 Matt Really entertaining...not fantastic but a decent thriller. 4 stars
11/08/00 Spetters "Do not push the red button." Oh!! Do you mean this red button" BOOM!! 1 stars
9/12/00 strike HILARIOUS!!!! It's one of the Baddest Movies ever!! 1 stars
6/27/00 Purple Monster Makes "Independence Day" look like a classic !!! 1 stars
3/22/00 Lame-Oh Rent "Airplane" instead of this nonense 1 stars
1/02/00 bullit17 I like the idea of 90 minutes of scantly dress Lauren Holly. Yet this still sucked. 1 stars
11/26/98 Mr.Pink The movie could have been better if Lauren Holly died in it. 1 stars
8/30/98 Mister Whoopee I saw this on a plane. Swear to God. Maybe that's why I was terrified. Hated it. 1 stars
8/24/98 The Capital City Goofball Dissed by Ford Fairlane, then she marries Carrey, now she's in this dud. Poor Lauren. 1 stars
8/21/98 Mike F The best part of this movie was the trailer. 2 stars
8/16/98 {{{OZ}}} Could we try any harder to capitalise on the "disaster movie" trend? Poor Lauren. 2 stars
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  10-Jan-1997 (R)

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  01-May-1997 (M)




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