Days of Thunder Synopsis
A stock-car driver goes to the edge for his manager, his brain-surgeon girlfriend and himself.
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Washington Post

Thunder is exactly what it promises to be: Not Much -- but at dizzying speed, stripped down and free of wind-resistant subtlety. There's a...
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Chicago Tribune

By Gene Siskel
Days of Thunder, the latest Tom Cruise movie, which is a flimsy but nonetheless compelling story of a hot-shot amateur race car driver who...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
And Cruise is so efficiently packaged in this product that he plays the same role as a saint in a Mexican village's holy day procession:...
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Wall Street Journal

By Julie Salamon
The movie blurs into a continuum of cars pounding one another and closeups of faces showing disgust, happiness, fear and outrage. It's the...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The film, though sleek and easy to sit through, replaces genuine dramatic involvement with a superficial, rock & roll empathy-it's as...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
Days of Thunder relies on charm, loud noise and a few racing sequences to print money with Cocky's visage on the bills: there can be no...
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TV Guide

Days of Thunder delivers only the bare essentials. Boys, the reasoning seems to go, will be lured into the theater by the siren call of...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Screenwriter Robert Towne has certainly not challenged his gifts -- the script is loaded with stock cars and stock characters -- but he...
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
This cliche primer is a bit more than bearable - even when it's literally and figuratively off the track. It's no Cocktail, but it's no Dom...
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Every motion, from the clamour of the racetrack to the sparring of teacher and pupil, has been worked out for audience satisfaction and...
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Rated PG-13