one of Michael Bay's earlier flicks, this tense romp through Alcatraz to stop a madman from launching missiles is firing on all cylinders. the buddy cop-like banter between Connery and Cage is perfect, the villains are super evil, and the action is high flying in nearly every scene. we are treated to shootings, explosions, stabbings, an impaling, a man getting crushed, gross chemical burn images, a car chase with massive destruction, a man bring set on fire, and brief spurts of blood. given the R rating, the F bombs fly and insults are abundant. but not even that can stop a timeless quote like "How in the name of Zeus's butthole did you get out of your cell?!". this is a great film for action cravings teens.