The Rock

The Rock

DVD - 2001
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A retired US Marine general (Ed Harris) seizes a stockpile of chemical weapons and takes over Alcatraz with 81 tourists as hostages. His demand: restitution to families of soldiers who died in covert operations. A Navy SEAL team with support from an FBI chemical warfare expert (Nicolas Cage) and a former Alcatraz escapee (Sean Connery) assemble to penetrate the terrorists' defenses on the island and neutralize the threat before time runs \out.
Publisher: [Burbank, CA] :, Criterion Collection,, [2001]
Edition: Widescreen version.
Copyright Date: ©2001
ISBN: 9780788827969
0788827960
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE ROC
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (136 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.,rda
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Reading_Right
Aug 26, 2018

Holy Cow! What Kool-aid have you people been drinking!?!
Aside from the absurd dialog, complete phoniness (including the characters, plot, situations, & dialog), and utterly horrid script, this is the biggest piece of B.$. propaganda I've seen in quite a while. (And that says something.) It would be utterly laughable, except for the social conditioning it tries to instill.
--Two Tails Down...

One wonders why this movie merits a Criterion Collection edition. It's an adolescent fantasy which requires too great a suspension of disbelief. Nicolas Cage does his way over the top 1990s thing. Sean Connery is good, as is Ed Harris. But other than those two the only interesting thing about this two-disk set is the interview with Jerry Bruckheimer.

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reginator_22
Jan 26, 2018

Sean Connery and Nic Cage ripping up SF! Let's go!

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AdlerC
Mar 07, 2017

The only good movie Michael Bay has made mainly thanks to Sean Connery.

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lukasevansherman
Feb 18, 2015

Really the only watchable movie that Michael "Blow It UP!" Bay has ever made.

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rslade
Sep 01, 2014

A buddy movie between Connery and Cage? But it works, for the most part.

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reginator_22
Jan 26, 2018

Stanley Goodspeed: I love pressure. I eat it for breakfast.

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