Written February 27, 2013
My 10 year old requested to see it although I was opting for something a bit more out there. We opted to go during the week since all his homework was done. It was a pleasant surprise. Go see it. It's decent. The movie showed a Father's length of love for his child. The only drawback was having to explain terms like "shot caller" and etc during the movie. And we still got home in time enough for him to hit the sack......
Written February 25, 2013
Dwayne Johnson plays a divorced man who's loyalty to his estranged son pit's him against not only a small time drug dealer but the entire cartel. Caught between his current family and his Ex he does what he feels is necessary to keep his son from going down on a Federal Trafficking charge. Throw into the mix an ex-con struggling to get his life back together while keeping his own young son away from the life and you have a pretty good story. The Rock has, in my opinion one of his best performances thus far in his movie career! This is an action flick so it's not an Oscar caliber movie but it is dang good! The Rock unlike other films does not morph into a super human Killing machine but instead remains vulnerable and most of all a father. The Action is great, Barry Pepper as a Undercover Narcotics officers portrays a grizzled but compassionate and savvy counterpart. Susan Sarandon plays the U.S. Attorney with eyes on a higher office and Benjamin Bratt Plays the King Pin. Go see this!
Written February 26, 2013
What you do is buy this movie and show it to your son every 30 days. When he just cant watch it another time, show him just the 1st 20 mins every 30 days. When he is 16 show him and all his friends the movie every Friday night and provide pizza.
The movie was perfect and meant something. If your a teenager and your looking for the 'Rock' to kick some Candy A##, this is the wrong movie. He is a naive father just trying to help his son. Really good movie, i am going to take my son that is 6 to see this. I dont think i could make him see how much trouble he could get in from a stupid decision. This movie drives it home. If you cry a lot, you will cry
Written March 01, 2013
Wow...I thought this was going to be another brainless shoot-em-up movie, like the Expendables or something. This was much more serious, much deeper movie with an excellent story to tell. And it is based upon a true story. Well worth seeing.
Written July 31, 2014
For all those who are looking for an action packed movie, this is not the movie for you. On the other hand, it has an emotional story about what a father will go through to save his son. Yes, there are sequences of action and ecxplosives, but it focuses more on the storyline than anything. Dwayne Johnson plays the role of a father who will go behind enemy lines to do what it takes to save his son from being in jail. Who do you trust? What would you do to save your kid? He must play both sides in order to complete his mission. I really enjoyed the flick, and Dwayne Johnson shows that he can be a credible actor and not just a wrestler. Go see it!