Benjamin's Review of The Rock
With a cast this talented and a story that gives them plenty to work with, even Michael Bay couldn't botch this one. The actors, from the main cast to the extras, are what carry this movie.
Bay's trademark action sequences are surprisingly tame based on what we've come to expect from him, and they actually serve the story pretty well. Not that there aren't a few "yeah right" moments, but you're having enough fun watching to forgive them.
As far as action movies go, it's fast, loud, and lots of fun. It also doesn't draw straight lines between "good guys" and "bad guys", there's plenty of gray that allows the audience to make up their own minds.