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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.
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
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 EbertFull 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 TodayFull 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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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
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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!
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.