Parents' Guide to

The Rock

By Alex Orner, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

An explosive, violent, mile-a-minute actioner.

Movie R 1996 136 minutes
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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As expected from Jerry Bruckheimer (Producer) and Michael Bay (Director) who have teamed up before in Bad Boys, Pearl Harbor, and Armageddon, THE ROCK is a high-octane action flick. Over-the-top explosions and cheesy one-liners make this film typical Hollywood. This increases entertainment value, but it brings nothing new to the table and the plot is predictable. Another flaw is the over-used "good cop/bad cop" cliché.

If you want action and entertainment, THE ROCK delivers, but if you want something more than predictable Hollywood, it may not be the film for you. It contains vulgar language and lots of violence, but mature teenagers and adults could find it highly entertaining.

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