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All Dwayne Johnson Movies Ranked by Tomatometer
If we had known that The Rock was indeed cooking a biggest-star-in-the-world movie career, we would’ve stuck our noses up in there a lot sooner. Yes, we would have sniffed up those early stinkers Doom and Be Cool, because at least nestled somewhere in there was The Rundown, which featured peak Seann William Scott and a cameo from Arnold Schwarzenegger passing the action torch to this upstart, the man who would be Dwayne Johnson. And indeed Johnson was the action man of the mid-aughts, tacking on the likes of Walking Tall to his brawny resume. And like his action forebears, he made a curve into family comedy, releasing The Game Plan, The Tooth Fairy, and Race to Witch Mountain to the delight, we assume, of some people. On a scale between Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot to Kindergarten Cop, we rate Johnson’s comedy career detour Top Dog.
But things turned around in 2010. That’s the year he jumped face first off a building into the pavement. And thus was born a new action/comedy classic: The Other Guys. Meanwhile, ’70s-style throwback Faster showed a leaner, meaner Johnson back in a hard-hitting groove. He was invited into the Fast & Furious family, helping turn Fast Five into the franchise’s first Certified Fresh entry and a global phenomenon. San Andreas, Rampage, and Skyscraper turned him into the master of disaster, while Moana and Fighting With My Family, which he also produced, are among his highest-rated movies.
Central Intelligence was the first collaboration Johnson had with Kevin Hart, which was merely the opening for the main course: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the unlikely reboot-sequel that connected with audiences and critics worldwide. He, Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan all came back for Jumanji: The Next Level, and we’re taking a look back on all of Dwayne Johnson’s movies ranked by Tomatometer!
Adjusted Score: 20634%
Critics Consensus: Dwayne Johnson brings the full force of his charm (and his appropriately pale chompers) to the title role, but flat direction and a committee-written script render The Tooth Fairy unacceptably dull.
As penance for dashing a child's hopes, a rough-and-tumble hockey player (Dwayne Johnson) must serve time as a genuine tooth... [More]
Adjusted Score: 28936%
Critics Consensus: Baywatch takes its source material's jiggle factor to R-rated levels, but lacks the original's campy charm -- and leaves its charming stars flailing in the shallows.
When a dangerous crime wave hits the beach, Mitch Buchannon leads his elite squad of lifeguards on a mission to... [More]
Adjusted Score: 22833%
Critics Consensus: The FPS sections are sure to please fans of the video game, but lacking in plot and originality to please other moviegoers.
Soldiers (The Rock, Karl Urban) use heavy firepower to battle mutants at a high-tech research facility on Mars.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 25498%
Critics Consensus: Planet 51 squanders an interesting premise with an overly familiar storyline, stock characters, and humor that alternates between curious and potentially offensive.
An astronaut (Dwayne Johnson) lands on a planet he thought was uninhabited, but he finds an alien civilization that resembles... [More]
Adjusted Score: 28995%
Critics Consensus: The Rock makes a competent hero, but the movie is content to let a 2x4 do all the talking.
A former Special Forces soldier (The Rock) becomes sheriff and deputizes an old friend (Johnny Knoxville) to help rid their... [More]
Adjusted Score: 32408%
Critics Consensus: Despite The Rock's abundant charisma, The Game Plan is just another run-of-the-mill Disney comedy.
A star football player (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) tries to juggle his carefree lifestyle, his team's bid for the championship... [More]
Adjusted Score: 36331%
Critics Consensus: Though arguably superior to its predecessor, G.I. Joe: Retaliation is overwhelmed by its nonstop action and too nonsensical and vapid to leave a lasting impression.
The G.I. Joe team (Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum) faces threats both from COBRA and from within the U.S.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 36254%
Critics Consensus: Be Cool is tepid, square, and lukewarm; as a parody of the music business, it has two left feet.
Chili Palmer (John Travolta) runs afoul of music-industry players when he teams up with a friend's widow (Uma Thurman) to... [More]
Adjusted Score: 43494%
Critics Consensus: Southland Tales, while offering an intriguing vision of the future, remains frustratingly incoherent and unpolished.
In a dystopian future, the destinies of four people become intertwined with all of mankind as new technology threatens to... [More]
Adjusted Score: 44388%
Critics Consensus: Action adventure doesn't get much cheesier than The Scorpion King.
The leader of a band of desert mercenaries is hired to kill a ruthless despot and his clairvoyant sorceress.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 45481%
Critics Consensus: The role of probation officer Sean Porter fits Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson like a glove; however, the execution is so cliched, the youths' stories (based on real events), fail to inspire.
A counselor (The Rock) at a juvenile detention facility turns a group of young criminals into a football team to... [More]
Adjusted Score: 45235%
Critics Consensus: It's good to see Dwayne Johnson back in full-throttle action mode, but Faster doesn't deliver enough of the high-octane thrills promised by its title.
A veteran cop (Billy Bob Thornton) and an assassin (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) track an ex-convict (Dwayne Johnson) who is on a... [More]
Adjusted Score: 47377%
Critics Consensus: Despite the best efforts of a talented cast, Race to Witch Mountain is a tepid reboot that lacks the magic of the original.
A Las Vegas taxi driver (Dwayne Johnson) unexpectedly becomes the guardian of two runaways (AnnaSophia Robb, Alexander Ludwig) who possess... [More]
Adjusted Score: 49610%
Critics Consensus: Aggressively unambitious, Journey 2 might thrill tween viewers, but most others will find it too intense for young audiences and too cartoonishly dull for adults.
Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson) and his new stepfather (Dwayne Johnson) find an island of secrets, strange life forms, and gold... [More]
Adjusted Score: 51369%
Critics Consensus: In The Mummy Returns, the special effects are impressive, but the characters seem secondary to the computer generated imagery.
Two evil forces believe the 9-year-old son of adventurer Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) is the key to the reincarnation of... [More]
Adjusted Score: 63537%
Critics Consensus: Well-cast yet derivative, Skyscraper isn't exactly a towering action thriller feat, but it's solidly constructed enough to stand among the genre's more mildly diverting features.
Former FBI agent Will Sawyer gets framed for a blazing fire in the world's tallest building. Now a wanted man... [More]
Adjusted Score: 59684%
Critics Consensus: San Andreas has a great cast and outstanding special effects, but amidst all the senses-shattering destruction, the movie's characters and plot prove less than structurally sound.
When the San Andreas fault triggers a magnitude 9 earthquake, a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) must navigate the destruction... [More]
Adjusted Score: 59520%
Critics Consensus: It may be his most thought-provoking film to date, but Michael Bay's Pain & Gain ultimately loses its satirical edge in a stylized flurry of violent spectacle.
In 1990s Miami, a gym manager (Mark Wahlberg) and his muscular accomplices (Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie) kidnap a wealthy businessman... [More]
Adjusted Score: 59656%
Critics Consensus: Get Smart rides Steve Carell's considerable charm for a few laughs, but ultimately proves to be a rather ordinary action comedy.
A newly promoted field agent (Steve Carell), partnered with veteran Agent 99 (Anne Hathaway), blends inexperience, enthusiasm and ineptitude as... [More]
Adjusted Score: 66029%
Critics Consensus: Rampage isn't as fun as its source material, but the movie's sheer button-mashing abandon might satisfy audiences in the mood for a brainless blockbuster.
A silverback gorilla, a wolf and a reptile grow to a monstrous size after a rogue genetic experiment goes wrong.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 62787%
Critics Consensus: Though it features one of Dwayne Johnson's more thoughtful performances, the presentation of Snitch's underlying message is muddled by lackluster storytelling and some tonal inconsistencies.
To save his teenage son from an unjust prison sentence, a businessman (Dwayne Johnson) makes a deal with a U.S.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 63467%
Critics Consensus: Hercules has Brett Ratner behind the cameras and Dwayne Johnson rocking the loincloth -- and delivers exactly what any reasonable person reading that description might expect.
Now a traveling mercenary, Hercules (Dwayne Johnson) must once again become a hero to help the benevolent king of Thrace... [More]
Adjusted Score: 83913%
Critics Consensus: Its craft isn't quite as sturdy as some of the classic adventures it's indebted to, but Jungle Cruise remains a fun, family-friendly voyage.
Dr. Lily Houghton enlists the aid of wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff to take her down the Amazon in his ramshackle... [More]
Adjusted Score: 81406%
Critics Consensus: The Fate of the Furious opens a new chapter in the franchise, fueled by the same infectious cast chemistry and over-the-top action fans have come to expect.
Members of the globe-trotting crew face an unexpected challenge when a mysterious woman named Cipher forces Dom to betray them... [More]
Adjusted Score: 85780%
Critics Consensus: Hobbs & Shaw doesn't rev as high as the franchise's best installments, but gets decent mileage out of its well-matched stars and over-the-top action sequences.
Hulking lawman Luke Hobbs teams up with lawless operative Deckard Shaw to battle a cybernetically enhanced soldier who possesses superhuman... [More]
Adjusted Score: 73906%
Critics Consensus: The Rundown doesn't break any new ground, but it's a smart, funny buddy action picture with terrific comic chemistry between Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Seann William Scott.
Before his retirement, a bounty hunter (The Rock) must locate his boss' son (Seann William Scott), who is searching for... [More]
Adjusted Score: 78708%
Critics Consensus: Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson make for well-matched comic foils, helping Central Intelligence overcome a script that coasts on their considerable chemistry.
A lethal CIA agent (Dwayne Johnson) and his former classmate (Kevin Hart) encounter shootouts, espionage and double-crosses while trying to... [More]
Adjusted Score: 79878%
Critics Consensus: With high-octane humor and terrific action scenes, Fast & Furious 6 builds upon the winning blockbuster formula that made Fast 5 a critical and commercial success.
Agent Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) offers Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his crew a full pardon if they help him nab... [More]
Adjusted Score: 84185%
Critics Consensus: Like many classic games, Jumanji: The Next Level retains core components of what came before while adding enough fresh bits to keep things playable.
When Spencer goes back into the fantastical world of Jumanji, pals Martha, Fridge and Bethany re-enter the game to bring... [More]
Adjusted Score: 87515%
Critics Consensus: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle uses a charming cast and a humorous twist to offer an undemanding yet solidly entertaining update on its source material.
Four teens embark on the adventure of a lifetime when a video game magically transports them to the jungle and... [More]
Adjusted Score: 84707%
Critics Consensus: Sleek, loud, and over the top, Fast Five proudly embraces its brainless action thrills and injects new life into the franchise.
In Rio de Janeiro, ex-con Dom Torretto (Vin Diesel) and ex-cop Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) join forces against a corrupt... [More]
Adjusted Score: 85352%
Critics Consensus: A clever parody of cop-buddy action-comedies, The Other Guys delivers several impressive action set pieces and lots of big laughs, thanks to the assured comic chemistry between Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg.
Two deskbound detectives (Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg) get more than they bargain for when they take on a seemingly minor... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94054%
Critics Consensus: Serving up a fresh round of over-the-top thrills while adding unexpected dramatic heft, Furious 7 keeps the franchise moving in more ways than one.
A smooth-talking government agent offers to help Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his gang eliminate a dangerous enemy in exchange... [More]
Adjusted Score: 104965%
Critics Consensus: Much like the sport it celebrates, Fighting with My Family muscles past clichÃ©s with a potent blend of energy and committed acting that should leave audiences cheering.
Born into a tight-knit wrestling family, Paige gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try out for the WWE. Her journey pushes... [More]
Adjusted Score: 108614%
Critics Consensus: With a title character as three-dimensional as its lush animation and a story that adds fresh depth to Disney's time-tested formula, Moana is truly a family-friendly adventure for the ages.
A once-mighty demigod (Dwayne Johnson) and a spirited teenager (Auli'i Cravalho) embark on an epic adventure across the ocean.... [More]
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