The Rundown (Welcome to the Jungle) (2003)



Critic Consensus: The Rundown doesn't break any new ground, but it's a smart, funny buddy action picture with terrific comic chemistry between Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Seann William Scott.

Movie Info

Beck (The Rock) is a "retrieval specialist" in hock to a powerful and not particularly nice gentleman named Walker (William Lucking). Beck is anxious to retire from his dangerous work and open a small restaurant. Walker tells Beck he'll be free and clear with enough cash to fulfill his dream if he does one more job. He sends Beck into the Brazilian rainforest to bring back his wayward son, Travis (Seann William Scott). Travis is down there looking for a legendary idol, El Gato Diablo, which he … More

Rating: PG-13 (for adventure violence and some crude dialogue)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: James Vanderbilt, R.J. Stewart
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 23, 2004
Box Office: $47.6M
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Critic Reviews for The Rundown (Welcome to the Jungle)

All Critics (159) | Top Critics (39)

Mildly entertaining action movie with The Rock.

Full Review… | December 29, 2010
Common Sense Media

A lot of fun and just a balls to the wall guy action flick...

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

I think you can smell what the Rock is cooking: a dish that'll fatten your head but pleasantly plump your gut. [Blu-ray]

Full Review… | February 15, 2009
Groucho Reviews

Sounds worse the more you talk about it.

Full Review… | May 4, 2005
Lessons of Darkness

If, like me, you dismissed The Rundown as just another stupid action vehicle for Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson - get in the apology line behind me

Full Review… | November 30, 2004

It's Midnight Run with added insects but with only a twentieth of the humour and a hundredth of the charm.

Full Review… | April 23, 2004

Audience Reviews for The Rundown (Welcome to the Jungle)


I only liked the action scenes.

Dead Angel

Super Reviewer


By the numbers jungle actioner with some cool stunt sequences - and Christopher Walken oppressing the natives! - but missing the essential wet tee shirt teaser that is one of the hallmarks of this genre.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


It's so nice when you can still have movies like this come out. This is such a well rounded story with great characters, beautiful cinematography and a little bit of comedy thrown in. The Rock shows again how awesome a human being he is with his physical force and cooking skills, not to mention a great sense of humor. Seann William Scott plays really well off of him and they make for such a great team. This also manages to be a great action/adventure movie without being over the top or too crude for some people, it's truly one of the most accessible movies of its kind.

Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

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