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Parents' Guide to

The Rundown

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Mildly entertaining action movie with The Rock.

Movie PG-13 2003 104 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 18+

Missed some bad things

Lots of language. Club scenes. Monkey humping people. I would not recommend to kids.

This title has:

Too much swearing
2 people found this helpful.
age 15+

Not appropriately reviewed

It's been a while since I've seen this movie, but there is a scene where it is implied that monkeys have sex with the main characters faces while they are tied up upside down. I find it interesting that this wasn't accurately portrayed under the, "sex" heading. And that's just by memory. It gives me pause about the ratings on this site. Update: watched it. Numerous, "a**holes," "s*it," and lots of other swear words. This is not for kids in my opinion.

This title has:

Too much sex
2 people found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7 ):
Kids say (7 ):

The Rundown is a likeable action movie with an almost-loveable star. Director Peter Berg keeps things moving briskly and knows how to show off The Rock's charm as well as his expertise at throwing people around. Berg does not do much with the talented Scott or the beautiful and talented Rosario Dawson who is saddled with a dreary spunky-girl role and an even drearier accent. Christopher Walken brings his usual weird vibe to the role of Hatcher, local oppressor.

Co-produced by the WWE's Vince McMahon, this movie has no aspirations for subtlety or wit, but it's mildly entertaining and, like its heroes, manages to avoid most of the obvious pitfalls.

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