Overall Rank: 4403
Average Rating: 2.6/4
# of Ratings: 164
Theatrical Release Date: 09/26/2003
Genre: Action, Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Peter Berg
Actors: Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, Rosario Dawson, Christopher Walken, Ewen Bremner, Jon Gries
Plot: In order to settle a debt a Chef-turned-bounty travels to Brazil to capture his quarry, a wannabe archaeologist on a quest for a gold idol and both become caught up with a ruthless mine operator with plans of his own. -- Chris Kavan
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 07/22/2019
An unexpectedly thrilling action comedy.
Matthew Brady - wrote on 03/11/2014
From the director of battleship. In order to settle a debt a Chef-turned-bounty travels to Brazil to capture his quarry, a wannabe archaeologist on a quest for a gold idol and both become caught up with a ruthless mine operator with plans of his own. This movie has that Micheal bay humor and add the corner but cool action and you know what I mean.
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 10/16/2012
Only Walken shows some real acting unlike The Rok, who always has the same impressions. The action was decent and direction fair. Somewhat coy in the conclusion. The Rundown tried to be an Indiana Jones type flick but drugged up.
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MovieAddict - wrote on 09/08/2012
Welcome to the Jungle" aka "The Rundown" is a buddy adventure comedy starring The Rock who plays Beck, a chef working off an undisclosed debt as muscle for a shady loan shark. He has one last job to do which is to retrieve the loan shark's son Travis, played by Seann William Scott, who is hiding in the Amazon.
Travis, meanwhile, has stumbled onto clues that might lead him to El Gato Diablo, a legendary golden idol that is worth millions. He's about to head on his quest when Beck shows up, determined to return Travis to Los Angeles whether he wants to go or not. This however proves troublesome when a ruthless local gold cartel leader Hatcher (Christopher Walken) who has a small army and runs a gold-mining company in the jungle discovers Travis knows about the idol, and wants Travis to …
The M.O.W. - wrote on 08/01/2008
Retrieval expert "Beck" (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) is hired by a Kingpin to go to the Amazon to bring back his son (Seann William Scott), who is in search of a priceless artifact. The two slowly become partners to fight a heartless gold-mining corporation owner (Christopher Walken).
The action scenes, especially the fighting scenes, are simply amazing. They are well done and are shot very well. The director was on his game when setting up these scenes.
The direction in other scenes are well done as well. They are nicely shot -- especially shots of the Amazonian jungle.
Most of the acting is near perfect, and the chemistry between "Rock" and Scott is really good. The only poor acting is done by the veteran actor, Christopher Walken. In my opinion, Walken's performance is …
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