Parents' Guide to

Rampage

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Big, loud, occasionally gory game-based adventure.

Movie PG-13 2018 107 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 33 parent reviews

age 14+

Christian Parents, Here's Your Heads-Up

I went through the checks before I sat down to watch this movie with my grandson and received great reviews. There is some bad language, the one that bothered me horribly was the use of God's name in vain and that was used 3 different times throughout this movie. This is a deal breaker for me and this is what I always try to check for when looking in the reviews. It seems like they can take an excellent movie and totally destroy it with these hurtful words. Just wanted to give a heads-up to anyone else that has a probably with the the use of God's name this way. Outside of the language the movie was great. Action packed and a little scary and with no nudity involved. I honestly do not understand why anyone would want to add God's Name In Vain to any movie. It's not going to help make the movie sell more tickets or DVD'S. Actually, that would be the total opposite. If I had known I would never have purchased this movie. I wish actors and actresses alike would refuse taking God's name in vain and maybe it would stop. Some ppl may not care but there are still a lot left that do. Because of the scary parts I would say 14+ unless the child is very mature with scary movies but because of using God's name this way I would not suggest it to be watched. I honestly wish someone would have written this information in one of the many reviews I read.
age 9+

big big movie good aswell

rampage is a really good movie my 8 year old now 9 year old he wanted to watch it on his birthday. Great film and the only bad part is the mega croc biting wolfs head off. Really great story.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (33 ):
Kids say (54 ):

Even the immensely likable Johnson can't save this video game-based adventure from its laughable premise and ridiculous dialogue. Johnson's character is downright invincible in Rampage: He survives so much -- including actual gunshots (which he treats like nothing more than irritating mosquito bites) -- that you can't help but giggle aloud whenever he looks "injured." It's impossible to take anything in the film seriously when everyone is a "type." The Wydens are so unambiguously evil that you almost expect them to have monocles, top hats, and mustaches to twirl as they cackle maniacally. Ackerman's Claire actually refers to black ops consultants as "Killers R Us." Oh, and speaking of the mercenaries, they're led by a machine gun-wielding Joe Manganiello, who's not in the movie long enough to be more than a glorified cameo but is memorable nonetheless.

Despite Rampage's many flaws -- we won't even speak of the made-up science -- there's a certain amount of amusement in watching Johnson win at pretty much everything he does. He's nearly as much of a giant on screen as George the gorilla, and anyone who isn't entertained by The Rock's presence likely wouldn't see this movie in the first place. As a fan, it's never a complete waste of time to watch him do his heroic thing, but it's also not necessary to support such a violent, unimaginative, unremarkable action film.

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