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November 7, 2016
The perfect definition of a "Popcorn Flick". A film that rides the perfect line between being too over-the-top and being too serious. Great performances by Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, and Ed Harris. You can tell that they are all having a blast acting in this movie. The action scenes are spectacular! Some great gun battles and a pretty wild car chase through the streets of San Fransisco. This movie also comes with its fair share of comedy. Nick Cage and Sean Connery have some pretty great banter between each other and work well as the film's two leads. If you have a bunch of buddies around with some snacks and drinks and are looking for a good time, then "The Rock" is a good choice!
October 17, 2016
It definitely has some super cheesy moments, but is still a fun, action packed movie.
½ October 15, 2016
Sean Connery saves the day ... and this movie
September 21, 2016
A real classic action movie, this is the reason why I don't hate Michael Bay to bad.
August 29, 2016
While it's not a 'Gulf War' film per se, The villian's backstory is firmly rooted in actual events from that war. If you think Deer Hunter is a vietnam war film then this probably is a gulf war film.
½ August 28, 2016
Great cast does it all here
August 2, 2016
Its a little better then exactly what its supposed to be.
Super Reviewer
July 27, 2016
A thrilling and explosive film led by a trio of fantastic actors (especially Cage) and surprisingly well directed for a Michael Bay movie, and it also impresses with the way that the smart script introduces many narrative elements which turn out to play an important role later on.
July 24, 2016
Hugely entertaining movie which never loses its appeal regardless of multiple viewing. The very definition of 'entertainment'. Connery is superb, Cage is at his best and the combination is one element that makes this movie work. Very good.
July 17, 2016
Michael Bay's best movie. The pinnacle of 90s action.
July 1, 2016
One of Michael Bay's better films I actually enjoyed the interplay between Connery & Cage and Harris and Morse play excellent conflicted villains, Biehn is wasted Ina throwaway role, but for the most part the film effectively uses Bay's classic tropes.
½ June 19, 2016
Love Sean Connery awesome movie highly recommend
May 28, 2016
Best action movie of all time.
May 26, 2016
The Rock's over-the-top action and fun pair of leads over shadow the few flaws. It's Michael Bay's only good film and a hell of a film it is.
May 8, 2016
Michael Bay's best film. A great time with a basic plot, but a better one than usual for Mr. Bay's stuff. Ed Harris' Gen. Hummell a highly underrated villain.
Steve Grady
Super Reviewer
½ May 7, 2016
"The Rock" is another one of director "Michael Bay's" okay action movies. The plot to "The Rock" is a terrorist threat is made and "Stanley Goodspeed" portrayed by "Nicholas Cage" who works for the "F.B.I." must assist with the operation along side with the hilarious "John Mason" portrayed by "Sean Connery". The movie opens with a military scene of someone visiting a grave. The scene is an interesting opening to a military movie. Throughout the movie it shows the "F.B.I." trying to negotiate to terrorist threat. "The Rock" is a very slow movie, which makes some scenes boring to watch, the first half an hour of the movie are more difficult to watch than a snail walking across a room. The climax is entertaining at certain points but fails due to boring scenes and is shot horribly mixed with an excellent soundtrack. One of "Nicholas Cage's" first scenes in the movie makes the audience hate/dislike his character, which makes it hard to believe he is the antagonist. "Sean Connery" along with "Nicholas Cage" both give amazing performances and "Sean Connery" gives one of his best performances in his life. The music in this movie has fits in perfectly with the climax but throughout the movie fails to excite or captivate the audience. "John Schwartzman" does an awful job at filming action, its as almost he doesn't even give a damn about filming at all. He shakes the camera whenever necessary, films action childishly and doesn't know where and what to film. "The Rock" gets a lot of mixed reviews so I can't recommend it nor recommend not watching it. "The Rock" contains amazing acting from "Nicholas Cage" and "Sean Connery" but has issues, which are boring scenes and unnecessary camera shaking of "John Schwartzman" mixed in with okay sound track. I give 1996's "The Rock" a 5/10.
May 4, 2016
Solid 90's blockbuster action flick.
Glorious look on film with some of Michael Bay's trademark shots. Story has a clever plot utilising real science (with a movie spin of course) and keeps you entertained and engaged throughout.
Sean Connery's Mason is a classic anti-hero whom you can tell has channelled his experience playing Bond to portray a man whom we catch up to later in life and this plays out an interesting character.
Nicolas Cage is in his prime doing what he does best, managing clever dialogue and crazy outbrakes.
Ed Harris excellently manages a broken yet strong man embattling a government dedicated to screwing over the armed forces.
April 29, 2016
So... THIS is Michael Bay's best film? While entertaining, it's ultimately so unchallenging and illogical it's best not to think about it after you finish it.
April 25, 2016
One of Michael Bay's better films, which doesn't mean it's good.
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