General Information

Glossary: T
Released Year: 1996
Runtime: 136 minutes
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Directors: Michael Bay
Casts: Nicolas Cage, Ed Harris, Greg Collins, Tony Todd, Steve Harris, David Morse, Billy Devlin, Xander Berkeley, Claire Forlani, Gregory Sporleder, William Forsythe, Bokeem Woodbine, Danny Nucci, Raymond Cruz, John C. McGinley, Michael Biehn, Sean Connery, Todd Louiso, Brendan Kelly, David Bowe, John Spencer, Vanessa Marcil, Celeste Weaver, Raquel Krelle, Jim Maniaci
IMDB: The Rock (1996) - IMDB

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Ratings


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IMDB Rating: 7.4

Reviews

88
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert
A first-rate, slam-bang action thriller with a lot of style and no little humor.
88
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers
It's a popcorn-movie deluxe.
78
Austin Chronicle - Marc Savlov
The Guy Movie to end all Guy Movies, a ridiculously overblown summer testosterone blowout right down to the Wagnerian strains of the soundtrack and its stunningly high body count. It's also a hell of a lot of fun.
75
ReelViews - 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 convincing reasons to see this film.
75
San Francisco Chronicle - 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 sitting duck.

The Rock (1996)



FBI chemical warfare expert Stanley Goodspeed is sent on an urgent mission with a former British spy, John Patrick Mason, to stop Gen. Francis X. Hummel from launching chemical weapons on Alcatraz Island into San Francisco. Gen. Hummel demands $100 million in war reparations to be paid to the families of slain servicemen who died on covert operations. After their SEAL team is wiped out, Stanley and John deal with the soldiers on their own.