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Nominated for 6 Academy Awards® including Best Picture, Film Editing, Music (Original Song), Sound, Visual Effects, and Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
After more than 30 years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.” Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.
“As the jets cut through the atmosphere and brush their target soils in close-shave movements—all coherently edited by Eddie Hamilton — the sensation they generate feels miraculous and worthy of the biggest screen one can possibly find.” —Tomris Laffly, rogerebert.com “Avoiding the danger zone of mere retread, [director Joseph] Kosinski and co. deliver all the Top Gun feels and then some: slick visuals, crew camaraderie, thrilling aerial action, a surprising emotional wallop and, in Tom Cruise, a magnetic movie-star performance as comforting as an old leather jacket. Punching the air is mandatory.” —Ian Freer, Empire Magazine “MAVERICK works its wonders thanks to the perfect match of star power, source material ripe for retrofitting, and a director who knows how to wring the best out of his leading man and, more importantly, when to get the heck out of his way.” —Barry Hertz, Globe and Mail