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Beck has commissioned by Travis' dad to retrieve Travis from a lingering adventure in Brazil. Travis proves to be more of a handful than Beck expected. Beck doesn't like to fight. But he's going to have to unleash everything he's got to keep on top of his smack-talking quarry and every other obstacle that this jungle throws at him.
PROFANITY: 2 GD's, 10 S-words, 9 A-words, NO F-words, several others. SEX/NUDITY: None VIOLENCE: Lots of gun/fist fighting violence but none is especially graphic. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None ACTION: Lots of gun fights and absolutely incredible fist fighting action. COMEDY: It's not a comedy, but it's often funny in just the right places.
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James Berardinelli, Internet Critic
Review Good "The Rundown is a lot of fun because it's a throwback.
The screen isn't polluted by excessive razzle dazzle. The filmmakers have wisely
kept their computer animators on a short leash. There are some obligatory
pyrotechnics, but, for the most part, this is the kind of testosterone-charged
action we saw often during the 1980s.''
Review Very Good "Whether The Rock will rival Schwarzenegger's long run as
an action hero is hard to say -- but on the basis of The Rundown, he has
a good chance. I liked him in his first starring role, The Scorpion King
(2002), but only up to a point; 'On the basis of this movie,' I wrote, 'he can
definitely star in movies like this.' That's also true on the basis of The
Rundown -- but it's a much better movie, and he has more to do.''
TV Guide OnlineFull
Review Average "WWE wrestling commodity Dwayne The Rock Johnson isn't much
of an actor, but for a mountain of muscle he's a surprisingly charming screen
presence. And his low-key appeal helps nudge Peter Berg's derivative but
good-natured light action picture in the direction of breezy entertainment,
rather than painfully noisy macho posturing.''
Review Average "The Rock, dapper and good-humored, survives the daunting
jungles of Brazil with wisenheimer Seann William Scott. No-brainer, all-brawny
action comedy with a surprising display of visual dynamism from
actor-turned-director Peter Berg."
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
It's obvious the audience enjoyed The Rundown as much as I did. These are some very high reviews. Virtually everyone loved this movie giving it lots of "Fantastic" and "Excellent" reviews. This is a movie you don't want to miss, especially on the big screen. GO SEE THE RUNDOWN!
Cinema Review Prediction: (before moviegoer opinions are collected)
What a fun and entertaining movie! "The Rock" is destined to be a major
action star. The Rundown is fast, funny and very cool. It should get very high reviews from everyone who enjoys this type of movie.
Action fans, you MUST SEE The Rundown on the big screen. It contains some of the most incredible fight scenes I've ever seen.
In the always rough, have-to-be tough urban jungle of Los Angeles, there are men like Beck (THE ROCK)…well, not exactly like Beck—a man who uses whatever means are necessary to retrieve whatever he is paid to bring back. A marker, a late payment or a Super Bowl ring from a quarterback with gambling debts—Beck doesn't differentiate and simply relies on his wits, his "let's get this over with” attitude and his devastating physical prowess to get the job done. For him, it's a simple, multiple-choice world: (A) Beck's way, (B) Beck's way with force, or (C)…there is no "C.”
Beck doesn't go looking for trouble, and he doesn't like making trouble for anyone, either. Unfortunately, trouble is what he's hired to clean up, and there's one final mess he's got to get out of before he can leave it all behind. And this one just keeps getting more and more tangled, like the Amazon jungle he's been sent to in The Rundown.
At the center of his current trouble is a wise-ass named Travis (SEANN WILLIAM SCOTT), a fast-talking double dealer whose dad has commissioned Beck to retrieve from a lingering adventure in Brazil. Travis proves to be more of a handful than Beck expected, not only because of his mouth and his heels-dug-in reluctance to leave, but because of a couple of other complications he brings with him: Mariana (ROSARIO DAWSON), a no-nonsense local who holds the answers to some of the jungle's hidden mysteries, and Hatcher (CHRISTOPHER WALKEN), an unhinged despot who has turned the jungle and its inhabitants into his own fortune-making, gold-mining empire.