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Selfishly, I'd like Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson to find a better niche than just being an American version of Jason Statham. Good money in it, I guess. Johnson does have better comedy chops; his sense of timing is pretty good. This movie sure feels like it has aspirations of making him into an actor with more dramatic range. It doesn't really work. He broods his way through the film in silence; it's not bad, but doesn't allow him space to really shine. Johnson isn't a great actor who can convey complex emotion without words. He's a good actor who can deliver lines effectively.