Rundown, The

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +2

Content: -2

In this action adventure film, bounty hunter Beck (Dwayne The Rock Johnson) is commissioned to retrieve Travis (Seann William Scott), a fast-talking, smart-mouthed double dealer from an Amazon rainforest. Travis, the son of Becks boss, is an amateur archeologist seeking a gold relic worth millions in Brazil. Travis proves to be more of a handful than Beck expected, with his nonstop mouth and his reluctance to leave. Travis is trying to find the prize before Mariana (Rosario Dawson), a beautiful rebel leader who holds the answers to some of the jungles hidden mysteries, and Hatcher (Christopher Walken), an evil mine owner who has a stronghold on the community and pays the locals a pittance to perform backbreaking labor. Beck complicates Traviss search, and Travis doesnt make Becks life any easier either.

The Rundown is full of unbelievable action with the emphasis on unbelievable. The hero seems to be indestructible; he is shot at, involved in a horrendous car crash, tumbles down a steep mountain for several minutes hitting trees and rocks, has a jeep fall on top of him and, after all of this, shows little sign of injury. In numerous scenes of violent hand-to-hand combat and fighting with automatic weapons, the good guys seem to be immune to pain and injury showing just a few cuts and scratches after horrific battles. Sprinkled amidst the violence are some humor and bad language. While two men are incapacitated, monkeys converge on them with the apparent intent to have sex with them. Heres Previews rundown on The Rundown: too much violence and bad language make this one unacceptable.

Preview Reviewer: Alan Boyer
Universal Pictures

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Several (6) times (hell 5, damn 1)

Obscene Language: Many (18) times (S-word 9, ass 6, SOB 2, bastard 1)

Profanity: Few (4) times (GD 1, G 1, OMG 1, C-sake 1)

Violence: Many times (lots of hand-to-hand combat, man fights with others who have whips, several gun fights with automatic weapons, jeep goes over cliff and men fall out and tumble down a mountain hitting rocks and trees)

Sex: None

Nudity: None

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Short discussion on how urinating in water is like an organism swimming up your private parts, monkeys apparently want to initiate sex with bound men

Drugs: Drinking of alcohol in club, eating of a fruit that causes delirious effects and then unconsciousness

Other: Man attempts to urinate while handcuffed and is portrayed as humorous, woman gives finger gesture

Running Time: 90 minutes
Intended Audience: Teens and adults

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