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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Welcome to The Rock.
The Rock is directed by Michael Bay and written by David Weisberg, Douglas Cook & Mark Rosner. It stars Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, Ed Harris, David Morse, William Forsythe & Michael Biehn.

When a highly decorated army general (Harris) decides that he's had enough of his men dying, and not getting the credit they deserve; he commandeers Alcatraz prison with a...
Published on 25 Nov 2010 by Spike Owen

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3.0 out of 5 stars Why flip?
Don't get me wrong. I love this film. I think it is one of the best action films out there. If I were just reviewing the film, it would have to be 4 or 5 stars. But this is the DVD. Where the best film is totally ruined by the film being double sided. Flipping half-way through, when the tension is building, is one of the worst ideas I have seen. Admittedly, the quality of...
Published on 27 Feb 2001


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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sean Connery as aged James Bond, 31 May 2007
This review is from: The Rock (2 Disc Collector's Edition) [1996] [DVD] (DVD)
For an action film, all the main characters are surprisingly well developed, and none of the actors waste the opportunity. Ed Harris is the perfect choice to play the fallen hero baddie, and it was an inspired move to cast Sean Connery as basically an aged James Bond - he seems to enjoy himself too. But the film belongs to Nicholas Cage, who not only delivers more hilarious lines than i can count, but also comes across as a likable, believable character. The interactions between him and Connery are better than can be found in 99% of 'buddy movies'.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good all round hollywood action show, 3 Oct 2006
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sean paul mccann "mccanns23" (ireland) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Rock (2 Disc Collector's Edition) [1996] [DVD] (DVD)
The rock is a michael bay movie that has all the attributes needed to be a blockbuster such as strong cast,cage,connery and ed harris,it has explosions,car chases,tram chases,evil villains,threat of the end of the world and a strong,stylish script,in saying all of that then the film is hardly original and indeed can be deemed predictable but with the film being set in alcatraz prison and the plot is to break into it rather than escape it then the film is great stuff indeed.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MUST SEE MOVIE, 18 Sep 2003
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THANI Al Shirawi "thani" (DUBAI United Arab Emirates) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Rock (2 Disc Collector's Edition) [1996] [DVD] (DVD)
This movie kept me on my toes from the beginning to the end. Continous action & humor. Movie is far from reality but after all it is an action movie. But again I repeat it is a must see movie.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top notch entertainment, 9 Aug 2008
This review is from: The Rock (2 Disc Collector's Edition) [1996] [DVD] (DVD)
This is cracking stuff. Plenty of stunts, good one liners, car chases, gunfights - in fact it's pretty much perfect action cinema. A guaranteed good evening's TV.
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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars COLLECTORS'S EDITION: SPECIAL FEATURES (Disc1+Disc2), 12 Jan 2011
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This review is from: The Rock (2 Disc Collector's Edition) [1996] [DVD] (DVD)
This is the complete list of the special features included in the 2 DISC COLLECTOR'S EDITION of this film:
#Disc 1:
- The movie
- Audio commentary
#Disc-2:
- Analysis of the dive sequence.
- "Movie magic"
- Outtakes.
- Production stills.
- Storyboards: The morgue.
- Production design drawings.
- Hollywood gunplay.
- Jerry Bruckheimer interview.
- "Secrets of Alcatraz"
- The Rock worlds premiere.
- Theatrical trailer.
- Navy Seals on the range.
Running time: 131'. Dual layer format.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the BEST films ever, 7 May 2009
This review is from: The Rock (2 Disc Collector's Edition) [1996] [DVD] (DVD)
as with the title this is one of the best films ever. it never lets up and is action from start to finish its a must for everyone. anyone who loves andy action at all will love this not due to the characters, actors, setting, guns but all of it mashed together with some terrorism and the triumph of good over evil with some witty catrchphrases and some of the best action on film. buy it.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a cool film., 4 Oct 2003
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This review is from: The Rock (2 Disc Collector's Edition) [1996] [DVD] (DVD)
This film is a must see action movie, although it started off pretty boring with the usual terrorist doing things, but in-between the beginning and end there is a magnificent action movie, how cage teams up with connery was humourous and all that. etc...
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars the rock, 13 Jan 2010
This review is from: The Rock (2 Disc Collector's Edition) [1996] [DVD] (DVD)
have seen this film many time i think its got good action and a good story
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars GOOD FILM, 26 Sep 2007
This review is from: The Rock (2 Disc Collector's Edition) [1996] [DVD] (DVD)
I can't quite rave about this film but it's a good solid action film and keeps your attention throughout. Good cast with Sean Connery, Nicholas Cage and Ed Harris.

A group of 'patriotic' US.Special Forces troops have seized the ex-prison island of Alcatraz and are threatening San Francisco with a biological missile, stolen from a U.S weapons store. Essentially well meaning, Ed Harris wants financial support for widdowed servicemen's wives and families. Most of his men however, just want financial support for themselves.

Nicholas Cage is a slightly geeky biological engineer with the FBI who is sent with ex-con Connery (who was the only inmate to ever escape) to covertly infiltrate with a group of friendly SEALS. The brown stuff hits the fan and Cage/Connery are alone to defeat the bad guys, rescue the hostages and defuse several missiles loaded with Persil or something even more devestating.

Well worth buying/hiring. Not quite 5 stars but getting there.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best film ever made, 9 Mar 2001
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Johann Fender (Bishop Auckland, Durham United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Rock [DVD] [1996] (DVD)
To put it simply, this is the best film that has ever been made and if you haven't seen it yet then I suggest you do. The actors are brilliant, Sean Connery as usual lights up the screen and Nicolas Cage puts in a very good performence. This film has not had the reconnition it deserves.
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