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Based on 36 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The Rock has a flair for action and comedy; he's a real movie star. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The action sequences are novel, the performances are slightly askew, and the camera work is vigorous and mostly effective. show more

  • 50
    USA Today

    By nature, the character (Rock) is as gentle and affable as this Amazonian adventure is -- a yarn complete with an oddball robber baron, pro football linemen, Type-A monkeys and hallucinogenic fruit. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    There's no doubt, though, that The Rundown will be a crowd-pleaser, despite a forgettable title and lots of roughness around the production's edges. It's a comedy-adventure with a frivolous soul. show more

  • 50
    Philadelphia Inquirer

    Somehow the star emerges from this mess smelling like pure testosterone. You can't stop the Rock. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The screenplay is laced with wit and sharp dialogue, and the supporting cast more than makes up for Johnson's inexperience and occasional stiffness. show more

  • 70
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    Those not in the smackdown frame of mind will find an overabundance of head-butts, body slams and pounding aural effects -- this is a definite contender for loudest film of the year -- but also will discover instances of innovative, spectacular stuntwork and, though the comic interplay often falls flat, a story with heart. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Once in the jungle they have all sorts of harrowing adventures, and I enjoyed it that real things were happening, that we were not simply looking at shoot-outs and chases, but at intriguing and daring enterprise. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Has what we usually want to see in movies like this: bravura action, tongue-in-cheek humor, but most of all attitude. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Offers everything a good movie of this sort should: plenty of suspenseful action, a few good laughs, and a share of obligatory "reluctant buddy" bonding. show more

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