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Based on 18 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's a popcorn-movie deluxe. show more

  • 75
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    A raucous, in-your-face, commando-style action thriller that makes provocative use of Alcatraz as a lunatic's lair and San Francisco as a sitting duck. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Buried under an avalanche of action. (1996 June 7, pg. D1) show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A first-rate, slam-bang action thriller with a lot of style and no little humor. show more

  • 75
    Barbara Shulgasser San Francisco Examiner

    Bay has two great assets in Connery and Cage. The special effects give The Rock a James Bondian feel so Connery's wry, world-weary devil-may-careishness looks right at home here. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Although not as expertly-crafted as "Die Hard" or "Speed," The Rock is exhausting in its own right -- and that's just one of several convincing reasons to see this film. show more

  • 50
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The Rock is just typical big American dumb fun. show more

  • 25
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Can a mild-mannered toxicologist and an eccentric Alcatraz veteran stop him before it's too late? Learning the answer means sitting through more than two hours of violence, vulgarity, and all-around excess, served up with high-tech trimmings by director Michael Bay. show more

  • 40
    TV Guide

    It's an action junkie's angry fix -- 130 minutes of sound and fury, signifying nothing but big bucks and boundless contempt for viewer intelligence. show more

  • 78
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    The Guy Movie to end all Guy Movies, a ridiculously overblown summer testosterone blowout right down to the Wagnerian strains of the soundtrack and its stunningly high body count. It's also a hell of a lot of fun. show more

  • August 27, 2008 Lil mikey 1012
    Report This User

    it was a great action and adventure film that i watched. it was exciting and great i was entertained the whole time.

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