The Rundown (Welcome to the Jungle) Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
Mildly entertaining action movie with The Rock.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A lot of fun and just a balls to the wall guy action flick...
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
February 15, 2009
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 4, 2005
Sounds worse the more you talk about it.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Brian Mckay
November 30, 2004
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 | Original Score: 4/5
Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
April 23, 2004
It's Midnight Run with added insects but with only a twentieth of the humour and a hundredth of the charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
April 1, 2004
It's slick, it's loud, and it's catalyzing--a gadfly of a film from a subversive filmmaker approaching the mainstream but not quite there yet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
March 17, 2004
O diretor Peter Berg e sua equipe foram assaltados quando estiveram no Brasil à procura de locações. Pois bem: eles se vingaram - e este longa é a prova disto.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Austin O'Connor
Lowell Sun
February 28, 2004
[L]ikely to cement The Rock's place at the top of the current action hero pile.
| Original Score: 3/4
James Verniere
Boston Herald
February 2, 2004
A letdown, more marketing tool than movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 5, 2004
It's a fun ride and a throwback to the kind of action movies that were popular in the 1980s, the days before ... special effects dominated every frame.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 1, 2004
[T]he plot and the characters and the action set pieces all have to be built around an action star. The Rundown... indicates that the Rock is ready to be that star.
| Original Score: 3/5
Shawn Bowers
Kansas City Star
November 25, 2003
Worth the chase, the Rundown is simple entertainment at it's best.
| Original Score: B+
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
November 4, 2003
One of those failed adventure yarns in which the character interaction is forced to make up for other shortcomings.
| Original Score: 2/4
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
October 24, 2003
The Rock is the action star of the new millennium, and his charismatic presence in The Rundown solidifies that.
| Original Score: 3/4
Susannah Gora
Premiere Magazine
October 22, 2003
A smart, fun actioner.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
October 12, 2003
Not a single character behaves with any logic at all, but at least they're colourful and energetic enough to keep our interest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine
October 5, 2003
It shows potential for a new franchise and a new star, or stars, in the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
October 4, 2003
If you can smell what The Rock is cooking, then get a sensational whiff of his homemade cinematic snack known as the giddy and glossy executed The Rundown
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
October 3, 2003
The final action flick of the summer is in fact the best.
| Original Score: 4/5
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