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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
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Excellent 4 Stars
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Tragic 1 Star

FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Sean Connery
Nicolas Cage
Ed Harris
Directors
Michael Bay
Screenwriters
David Weisberg
Mark Rosner
Douglas S Cook
Running Time
140 minutes

The Rock
Nic Cage and Sean Connery break into Alcatraz to thwart Ed Harris from bombing San Francisco with lethal nerve gas. Cracking.


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Plot
A disposal bomb expert is forced to team up with the only man ever to escape Alcatraz, now under maximum security for a mystery reason, to break into the Rock and thwart the evil plans of a disgruntled ex-army general.


Verdict
Loud and bombastic, it's crammed with orange filters and epilepsy-inducing editing, heroic leads and it doesn't make a great deal of sense. Entertaining action, nothing more nor less.


Reviewed by Chris Hewitt

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