Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The Rundown (2003)

A tough aspiring chef is hired to bring home a mobster's son from the Amazon but becomes involved in the fight against an oppressive town operator and the search for a legendary treasure.

Competently made and occasionally funny action comedy; the plot itself is silly and not very original.

Halliwell*: "A vehicle intended as an easy ride for a new action star; it runs smoothly  and The Rock charms when he is not beating up the opposition."

Maltin**1/2: "This cheerfully derivative adventure is mindlessly entertaining but might have been better with a less campy approach and fewer slo-mo body-slammin' fights and stunts."

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