The Rock

Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Doug Thomas
    Jan 13, 2016
    50
    Cage proves his versatility as the reluctant hero (designed by way of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan character), bringing his comic timing and droll face into perfect pitch. His first scene with Connery is giddy fun. He steals the entire picture.
  2. Slick and forceful, largely unconcerned with character, eager for any opportunity to pump up the volume both literally and metaphorically, The Rock is the kind of efficient entertainment that is hard to take pleasure in.
  3. Reviewed by: Jack Kroll
    50
    The presence of Connery is pure balm, purring those Celtic tones like smoky single-malt Scotch.
  4. The Rock is just typical big American dumb fun.
  5. USA Today
    Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    50
    Buried under an avalanche of action. (1996 June 7, pg. D1)
  6. Reviewed by: Jay Boyar
    Jan 13, 2016
    40
    If it's not the most awful thing I've ever seen, it's close enough to make me wince.
  7. A violence-intoxicated, far-fetched, morally corrupt drama.
  8. It's an action junkie's angry fix -- 130 minutes of sound and fury, signifying nothing but big bucks and boundless contempt for viewer intelligence.
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 240 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. Jan 19, 2011
    10
    I have to disagree WilliamO. You have to understand that this movie was made in the 90's, back then the movies weren't as good as they areI have to disagree WilliamO. You have to understand that this movie was made in the 90's, back then the movies weren't as good as they are now. Also the movie shows what goes on in the marines mind, what they think should happen. Over all "The Rock" is and will always be my number one movie. This movie is Michael Bay's best movie besides transformers. Full Review »
  2. Jul 20, 2013
    10
    Never thought Michael Bay could make a movie like this, a classic!
    Watch this even if you are not a Michael Bay fan, it deserves your
    Never thought Michael Bay could make a movie like this, a classic!
    Watch this even if you are not a Michael Bay fan, it deserves your attention, there's nothing more I can say.
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  3. paull
    Aug 16, 2008
    10
    Geese ciritc do take sthings serouisly about the movie being bad but THIS is a good action movie with the breakthrough of nicolas cage and Geese ciritc do take sthings serouisly about the movie being bad but THIS is a good action movie with the breakthrough of nicolas cage and sean connery. They had great chemistry. Full Review »