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Film Review: Dwayne Johnson in ‘Skyscraper’

Film Review: Dwayne Johnson in ‘Skyscraper’

People do ridiculous things in movies all the time. In “Skyscraper,” terrorists purposefully set a 240-story building on fire in order to get at a flash drive locked away in the billionaire’s penthouse on top. That seems like an awful lot of trouble for a heist, and yet, it’s nothing compared with the extravagant lengths Dwayne Johnson’s character, Will Sawyer — a security consultant with a prosthetic leg and the world’s strongest finger muscles — will go to, to save his family, who are trapped inside.

Ridiculous is the name of the game in “Skyscraper,” an eye-rolling action movie delivered with a straight face by “Dodgeball: An Underdog Story” director Rawson Marshall Thurber, who recognizes that no one wants to watch a realistic rescue story when they can have “The Rock’s Wife and Kids Nearly Burned to a Crisp in Blazing Building.” On the scale that ranges

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