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Welcome to the Jungle

  • Action
  • Comedy
  • 2003
  • Peter Berg
  • 99 mins
  • 12A

Summary

Action comedy adventure starring The Rock and Seann William Scott. A weary Mob "retrievals expert" who's desperate to go straight is given one final job: recovering his boss's double-dealing son from the Brazilian jungle. He thinks it's going to be plain sailing - until he runs into local rebel fighters and an unhinged, gold-mining despot.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

The Scorpion King star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson vies for the 21st-century action-man crown in this lively comedy adventure from Very Bad Things director Peter Berg. Ably filling the void left by muscle men Stallone and Schwarzenegger (there's even an Arnie cameo), the pro-wrestler demonstrates acting prowess to match his physical strength. He plays a Mob "retrievals expert" who's eager to go straight and become a chef. Given the final job of recovering his boss's double-dealing son (the wisecracking Seann William Scott) from the Brazilian jungle, the man who ironically doesn't like to fight soon has a huge battle on his hands. With its exciting set pieces and quick-hit humour, the frenetically paced film delivers everything you'd expect from a high-octane action yarn. Though token female Rosario Dawson is criminally underused, few viewers are likely to complain, especially with rent-a-psycho Christopher Walken providing such value for money as an unhinged, gold-mining despot.

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Credits

Cast

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BeckDwayne Johnson
TravisSeann William Scott
MarianaRosario Dawson
HatcherChristopher Walken
DeclanEwen Bremner
HarveyJonathan Gries
WalkerWilliam Lucking
ManitoErnie Reyes Jr
SwensonStuart Wilson (2)
Man in barArnold Schwarzenegger

Crew

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DirectorPeter Berg

Details

Theatrical distributor
Columbia TriStar
Released on
2004-03-26
Languages
English | Portuguese
Guidance
Violence, swearing.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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