The Rock Synopsis
Escapee (Sean Connery) leads Navy SEALs to rebel soldiers on Alcatraz.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's a popcorn-movie deluxe.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A first-rate, slam-bang action thriller with a lot of style and no little humor.
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75

San Francisco Examiner

By Barbara Shulgasser
Bay has two great assets in Connery and Cage. The special effects give The Rock a James Bondian feel so Connery's wry, world-weary...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
A raucous, in-your-face, commando-style action thriller that makes provocative use of Alcatraz as a lunatic's lair and San Francisco as a...
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Although not as expertly-crafted as "Die Hard" or "Speed," The Rock is exhausting in its own right -- and that's just one of several...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage inject tasty bits of personality into their roles.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
The Rock is just typical big American dumb fun.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Buried under an avalanche of action. (1996 June 7, pg. D1)
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40

TV Guide

It's an action junkie's angry fix -- 130 minutes of sound and fury, signifying nothing but big bucks and boundless contempt for viewer...
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25

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Can a mild-mannered toxicologist and an eccentric Alcatraz veteran stop him before it's too late? Learning the answer means sitting through...
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People Afraid of Blod and Gore, Beware!!!

By tradetekpublishing
This movie is vey bloody and gory. Boring at times but otherwise, watch out, people!...

Five Word Review

By Corporalhicks20
The freakin' best movie ever!...

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Rated R
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+ An explosive, violent, mile-a-minute actioner.
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