The Rock (1996)

The_Rock_(movie)By Scott Goldfine

A military hero (Ed Harris) takes over Alcatraz and threatens to fire deadly gas into San Francisco’s atmosphere in this rollicking action film. A reluctant chemist (Nicolas Cage) and the only man to escape from The Rock (Sean Connery) accompany navy seals deployed to thwart the plot.

Gamesome acting, flying cable cars, exploding rockets and gruesome impalings make this big, silly Michael Bay-directed movie a ball. Also stars David Morse, William Forsythe and Michael Biehn. Rated R.

GRADE: B+

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