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The Rock, 1996

The Rock
Directed by: Michael Bay
Written by: David Weisberg
Language:  English
Country:  USA
Runtime:  136 min
MPAA Rating:  R
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The mood of The Rock is rough, exciting, and suspenseful. The plot centers around hostages, terrorism, and a rescue. It is a thriller, action, and adventure movie. Stylistically, The Rock has a Hollywood tone. In approach, it is serious and realistic. The pacing is fast. The Rock takes place, at least partly, on an island and in a prison. The setting is the USA. It happens in the 1990s. The musical score of The Rock is rock. The movie is known for being a blockbuster and an award winner. It is especially suggested for a boys' night. Note that The Rock includes profanity and violent content.

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In Michael Bay's THE ROCK, gung-ho general Francis Hummel (Ed Harris), armed with deadly chemical rockets... more

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Language: English
Country: USA
Release date: 7 June 1996
Runtime: 136 min

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Nicolas Cage Nicolas Cage As Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
Sean Connery Sean Connery As John Patrick Mason
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This is a pure popcorn picture that benefits heavily from its trio of highly skilled, charismatic leading thesps, an unusual setting that provides plenty of visual stimulation, and a confrontational standoff that actually stems from a legitimately...
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Seldom is it clearer that a film is nothing more than high-gloss jokey escapism, or that when visual cliches are this relentless they become weirdly fascinating in their own right.
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Wow. What an awful movie. I understand having to suspend disbelief, but suspending every shred of reality is too much. How do you get 81 hostages for 2-3 days with no food and not have at least one diabetic? Thats really the most mild of the...
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17.June.2010 |  by: hawks5999
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Perfect for a boys' night.
The fast-paced action makes this movie very exciting. But it seems that the focus is almost completely on Sean Connery.
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