Rampage movie reviews: Is Dwayne Johnson’s latest blockbuster a MONSTER hit with critics?

Based on the classic video game comes The Rock’s take on Rampage.

Johnson stars as primatologist Davis Okoye, who has an albino silverback gorilla called George in his care.

However an experiment gone wrong sees the ape grow to an enormous size along with other creatures.

So far Rampage has 48% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, although the reaction is overall somewhat mixed. Here’s some of the critics’ highlights.

Entertainment Weekly
I honestly want to be a Dwayne Johnson fan, but the guy doesn’t make it easy.

Ridiculous, of course, but not as ridiculous as it might have been.

Total Film
Rampage aspires to little more than lobotomised escapism. Go in expecting unashamed popcorn fodder and it delivers in kaiju-sized quantities.

Daily Telegraph
And it is exactly how these big, thick destruction films should be done: the script is boisterously funny, the action sequences have real flair and sweep, and the central human-primate friendship is even quite moving at points.

The Guardian
It is entertainingly over the top, although perhaps the CGI work isn’t quite out of the top drawer.

IGN Movies
Rampage is utterly ridiculous, campy, yet also self-aware enough to be kinda sorta dumb fun. … But even The Rock can only do so much when a movie’s this absurd.

Watching it, you can imagine the creative team straining to adequately acknowledge the source material, but they would have been better off starting from scratch.

Washington Post
At times, Rampage almost hides its problems. It’s just funny enough, just exciting enough and just visually impressive enough. What it never is, though, is anything more than just enough.

USA Today
While surprisingly dark and a smidgen too earnest at times, Rampage wraps silly spectacle around its emotional core: a bromance between man and beast.

Screen Rant
Rampage doesn’t blend action, comedy, and heart as well as The Rock’s best tentpoles, but there’s good dunderheaded fun to be had here.

Movie Nation
A joyless big budget B-movie with a staggering body count, and little else.

Rampage is out now.

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