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At Theaters: 4/2/2004 On Video: 9/28/2004
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 25 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 429937
Studio: MGM Pictures
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A retired soldier returns to his hometown to make a new life for himself, only to discover his wealthy high school rival, Jay Hamilton, has closed the once-prosperous lumber mill and turned the town's resources towards criminal gains. The place Chris grew up is now overrun with crime, drugs, and violence.
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Action Adventure - No surprises here. It's the fun action movie you expect with a good amount of humor and several cool moments as The Rock gets revenge. However, it's not a big action movie. There are only a few scenes of action/violence.
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Cast and Crew Heading
The Rock THE RUNDOWN, THE SCORPION KING
Johnny Knoxville JACKASS THE MOVIE, MEN IN BLACK II
Neal McDonough MINORITY REPORT, HBO's BAND OF BROTHERS
Kristen Wilson DOCTOR DOLITTLE 2, BULLETPROOF, GIRL 6
Ashley Scott S.W.A.T., AI: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Khelo Thomas HOLES, FRIDAY AFTER NEXT
Director: Kevin Bray ALL ABOUT THE BENJAMINS
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About the Story
Fighting the Good Fight
On Location
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 1 F-word, 2 S-words, just a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: Sexy strip dancing (no nudity), implied sexual activity.
VIOLENCE: Lots of violence, some brutal but not especially graphic.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: One instance of drug use by kids (not shown).
ACTION: The only action is the violent fighting scenes.
COMEDY: A fair amount of humor of the type that should appeal to all.
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Roger Ebert Full Review
Average The scenes establishing all of these events are handled efficiently and have a certain interest, but then the movie, alas, goes on autopilot with a series of improbable fight scenes that are so heavy on stunts and special effects that we might as well be watching a cartoon. This is an action movie, pure and simple...

USA Today Full Review
Average The Rock's acting remains on the bland side... But if the movie has one virtue, it's a kind of surface vitality that results from director Kevin Bray's speed-at-all-costs approach. If you skip the end credits, it lasts just an hour and a quarter, but the trade-off results in some pretty paltry characterizations.

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Based on an Exit Polling of 147 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
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Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
32
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
14
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
21
Very High
95%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
11
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
34
Very High
100%
30+Adults (F)
35
High
94%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

We collected 147 moviegoer opinions. Outstanding Opinions! Over three-quarters of every age group, both males and females, rated it "Very Good" or higher with lots of "Fantastic" and "Excellent" opinions. Only a very few rated it somewhat low, which is common in nearly every movie.
GO SEE THE ROCK KICK SOME BUTT! YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
The Rock plays Chris Vaughn, a retired soldier who returns to his hometown to make a new life for himself, only to discover his wealthy high school rival, Jay Hamilton (Neal McDonough), has closed the once-prosperous lumber mill and turned the town's resources towards criminal gains. The place Chris grew up is now overrun with crime, drugs, and violence.

Enlisting the help of his old pal Ray Templeton (Johnny Knoxville), Chris gets elected sheriff and vows to shut down Hamilton's operations. His actions endanger his family and threaten his own life, but Chris refuses to back down until his hometown once again feels like home.
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