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2.8
2,028 Ratings

The Rock

Directed by Michael Bay
United States, 1996
Action, Thriller

Synopsis

Eighty-one tourists are taken hostage by a deranged U.S. marine general at Alcatraz prison in the San Francisco Bay, and a Navy SEAL and a former Alcatraz escapee must team up to save them.

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The Rock Directed by Michael Bay

What are people saying?

  • chanandre's rating of the film The Rock

    Why a 5-star rating? Why a "The Criterion Collection" DVD release Years before Pedro Costa was on their catalogue?A sample>"Fall in! All right, listen up: Mr. Mason will run point for us. Lieutenant Shepard will be attached to his hip. You breathe, he breathes with you; you piss, he helps. Understood? Dr. Goodspeed is our specialist: when he neutralizes the threat, we launch green flares and we wait for the cavalry"▽

  • HKFanatic's rating of the film The Rock

    Not the most Michael Bay of Michael Bay movies, and certainly not my favorite, but easily his most slick and accessible picture, to the point that you could screen it for most casual action fans and they would be entertained rather than egregiously offended. And then in the midst of this mainstream studio assembly, Nicolas Cage is giving another one of his idiosyncratic, off-kilter turns you can't take your eyes off.

  • Gabe's rating of the film The Rock

    This film represents the apex of the pre-CGI big budget action blockbuster. Every character is an archetype, every other line is a cheesy ready-made trailer soundbite. The situation is implausible not from any unbelievable specifics, just the stacking of them into a ridiculously intense rube goldberg action playground. Also has nice scenery for anyone who's gone on the Alcatraz tour.

  • Daniel S.'s rating of the film The Rock

    Apart from some funny dialogues between Connery and Cage, the screenplay is very weak. This is popcorn movie, no sooner watched than forgotten. None of the characters has a psychological profile, they are only puppets in front of Michael Bay's camera. We have the cinema that we deserve. Unadvisable.

  • L.A.™'s rating of the film The Rock

    He does it again. Plot? who cares ? Characters? cheesy! Action ? All over the place! Hey at least it has Ed Harris saying really cool evil lines and Sean and Nic hamming it up(and getting PAID!). Plus who doesn't love Michael Biehn and William Forsythe. Michael Bay lives on and continues to devour the universe( oh shit that's armageddon, ah who gives a shit they dont!)

  • KarstenM's rating of the film The Rock

    Michael Bay's popcorn masterpiece, and probably the most continuously entertaining action film I've seen. 13 years on, it still holds up whenever I pop it in my player.

  • Hunter Duesing's rating of the film The Rock

    This right here is Michael Bay doing what he does best. THE ROCK has a high-concept premise, memorable characters, snazzy dialogue, and action scenes that are extremely entertaining. It's a really entertaining popcorn action movie that doesn't try to do more than what is asked of it, and while Bay's direction could be tighter in places, it's still a fun flick that I enjoy.

  • Phil Worfel's rating of the film The Rock

    No apologies. Entertaining and funny as hell. Apart from this Bay can (fill in the blank with something obscene).

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