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The Rundown (2003)

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Peter Berg and actor The Rock Rating:7.6/10 (14 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Brian Thibodeau on May 12th, 2004:Find all reviews by Brian Thibodeau
Utterly unremarkable commentary substitutes unfunny repartee, "self-deprecating" humour and occasionally outright lies they figure we'll KNOW are lies (like the turntable throw in the opening fight being a one-take gag when the discs Easter Egg shows us it was CG!) for any real insight, not that this was a particularly deep film crying out for fact-a-second technical commentary. A few little nuggets, like the waterfall at the end of the mountain tumble being a Hawaiian historical site, lose credibility when they're sandwiched between buddy-buddy drivel in which Berg and The Rock blow each other incessantly, indulge in excessive "this is my favourite scene/line/stunt" blather and, at one point, decide that co-star Rosario Dawson is so hot and so good and so clean-living withing the system, she'd make a good wife!

One thing I did learn: the 6-12-82 tattoo on The Rock's arm is the date his grandfather died, something to remind him of pain. But I suppose wrestling fans already knew that.
Reviewed by SAMHG33 on November 2nd, 2007:Find all reviews by SAMHG33
An enjoyable commentary. worth a listen.
Reviewed by pat00139 on December 16th, 2007:Find all reviews by pat00139
I also liked this track. This is a nice track with some understated (and not-so-understated) humour. The funniest joke for me involves a comment about fruit and Denzel Washington. They talk a lot about where they shot some scenes and the actors and the crew and whatever else that seems to be on screen. They give out production stories – Seann William Scott couldn't swim – and joke about certain things. It's a nice and relaxed track. You won't get any real insight, but, I mean, look at the movie. If you like the movie listening to this track is fun.
Commentary 2: Producers Kevin Misher and Marc Abraham Rating:4.0/10 (1 vote) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by pat00139 on March 10th, 2006:Find all reviews by pat00139
I think Mr. Abraham is the only producer in Hollywood that forces the studio to have a producer track. Jerry Bruckheimer usually talks about his movies, but he’s spliced in amidst other people. These two guys should have had their comments in a track along with the musician and the effects guys and other guys. They’re okay but not more. There’s nothing very exciting being said. They give out all the praise you can imagine and point out what’s happening on screen. To be fair, they don’t do the latter too much but much of what they say are throwaway comments like ‘everybody liked working together’. They do give out some production stories, say where they shot, and talk about the changes they wanted/forced the director to make. I remember they said Christopher Walken’s character is somewhat based on Kurtz (from ‘Apocalypse Now’). The robbery story is also interesting, though. They also show their ignorance by saying ‘Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night’ was written by Proust (it’s actually Dylan Thomas – any high school graduate should remember that). Unless you’re a big fan of the movie you can skip this track. There are many dead spots, as well, but they talk a lot.