The RockA mild-mannered chemist and an ex-con must lead the counterstrike when a rogue group of military men, led by a renegade general, threaten a nerve gas attack from Alcatraz against San Francisco.
Actors of "The Rock"
Characters of "The Rock"
Directors of "The Rock"Michael BayBirthdate: 17 February 1965, Los Angeles, California, USA
Creators of "The Rock"David WeisbergDouglas Cook
Critic Reviews of "The Rock"Chicago TribuneMay 27, 2014
There isn't a shot, scene or sequence in The Rock that doesn't move furiously, typically with colored lights flashing into our faces or onto those of the actors.Seattle TimesMay 27, 2014
You might need to take Dramamine before entering a Michael Bay movie. The one-time music-video director has an annoying habit of finding the tightest shots, editing the heck out of them and scoring the works to loud music.Minneapolis Star TribuneMay 27, 2014
For action-adventure fans, it just doesn't get any better than The Rock.Chicago TribuneMay 27, 2014
Since the plot is ridiculous, The Rock works best when it's most light-hearted.Orlando SentinelMay 27, 2014
If it's not the most awful thing I've ever seen, it's close enough to make me wince.Philadelphia InquirerMay 27, 2014
The borrowings from other movies, going all the way back to the car chase in 1968's Bullitt, are heavy. But Bay has three leads to lend weight and dimension to characters who are hardly original and flatly written.Reel Film ReviewsJuly 16, 2014
The Rock is far from the worst movie that Bay's made, but given its roster of impressive performers and promising opening hour, it might just the ADD-afflicted filmmaker's most disappointing.Baltimore SunMay 27, 2014
Connery and Cage are a compelling team and redeem the film from ruin despite the mechanical plot, an excessive body count and a miraculous recovery (you'll know it when you see it).Philadelphia Daily NewsMay 27, 2014
The movie's best asset is the old-fashioned, buddy-movie interplay between Cage and Connery - Cage as the frantic, white-collar lab technician who doesn't like guns, Connery as the weathered, resourceful old pro.Radio TimesMay 27, 2014
Neither as cartoonish as Con Air, nor as sentimental as Armageddon, this most satisfying of blockbuster movies deserves further kudos for establishing Nicolas Cage as one of Hollywood's unlikeliest action heroes.People MagazineMay 27, 2014
As relentlessly dumb and implausible as the Die Hard movies but even more entertaining, this loud and violent action film profits greatly from the galvanizing presence of Connery.Christian Science MonitorMay 27, 2014
The filmmakers got suckered by their own high-tech effects, turning a potentially clever entertainment into yet another barrage of violence, vulgarity, and excess.
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