The Rundown (Welcome to the Jungle) Reviews

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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 26, 2003
The film vacillates between balmy stabs at humor and milking its sodden social conscience. Meanwhile the script devolves into people yelling 'Shut up!' at each other.
| Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 4, 2005
Sounds worse the more you talk about it.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
March 14, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Brian Orndorf
September 27, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
September 23, 2003
A pale rehash of Romancing the Stone with a fuel-injected overdose of testosterone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
September 26, 2003
Too often brings guffaws at all the wrong moments, when it's not being simply too stupid for words.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
September 30, 2003
Shows The Rock's promise as an action star. A better director would have let him deliver on that promise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
September 26, 2003
A bungle in the jungle.
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
September 29, 2003
Passable entertainment that is notable primarily as The Rock's successful vehicle to action stardom.
Full Review | Original Score: 70/100
Susan Granger
October 6, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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
Pablo Villaca
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
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
September 26, 2003
Without comprehensive scientific data, it's hard to determine whether the Rock is igneous or metamorphic, but his latest film is definitively moronic.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
September 26, 2003
The Rock ought to expand his horizons and get himself a nice, quiet comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jan Stuart
September 26, 2003
Don't expect new horizons in the annals of odd-couple, comedy-action flicks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean O'Connell
September 25, 2003
Yet another paint-by-numbers buddy comedy tailor-made for the former wrestler's brawny talents.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Vic Holtreman
January 13, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Katherine Leal Unmuth
Dallas Morning News
September 25, 2003
If you're looking for action-adventure, director Peter Berg has delivered in terms of explosiveness, but not with character development.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
September 29, 2003
The plot is a particularly hapless Indiana Jones rip-off, which makes the mind-numbingly frantic and dull action sequences a fatal liability.
| Original Score: C
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
October 1, 2003
The fights almost make up for the excessively juvenile humor and a portrayal of Brazil that's as ridiculous as the depictions of Africa in old Tarzan movies.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
October 8, 2003
The Rock is ready to roll as the action hero for the oughts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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October 12, 2003
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Nitrate Online
September 27, 2003
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