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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.
½ April 12, 2016
A fun action joy ride, if it weren't for the fact that the plot makes no sense to what the former marines are doing on Alcatraz in the first place! Still, Nic Cage and Sean Connery have good chemistry together.
March 31, 2016
Overly entertaining but not much brain went into this.
March 27, 2016
this movie is great so much action with good actors
½ February 14, 2016
One of the greatest action movies of the 90's with amazing craftsmanship for the sections for the prison, cool action sequences, and so much more. This movie is one of Michael Bays best just as 13 hours. Score = 9.4
Super Reviewer
February 5, 2016
Currently Michael Bay's best film, it's like he was actually trying and put care into this. Nonetheless, a very entertaining film with a great cast, good action scenes and a good plot. If you want some good popcorn entertainment, then this film is for you!
February 3, 2016
One of the '90s greatest action films! Connery and Cage have great chemistry as an unlikely team of heroes (the Old Man and the Geek) and Harris shines as perhaps the action genre's most complex villain (one you actually feel empathy for!) A superb final production for the late, great Don Simpson
½ February 1, 2016
I love this movie....but I hate Michael Bay soooo much. Why did he have to make this? I can't like it anymore.
½ January 9, 2016
What is Sean Connery?
January 3, 2016
The movie is as dumb as they come but it has very stylistic action and Sean Connery is great as the seasoned prisoner/former government agent.
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