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Grudge Match

In theaters : January 10, 2014 Runtime : 1 hour 53 min

Grudge Match
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Grudge Match
2.9
DM rating:

2.9/ 50 - 66 Ratings 1

Critic rating:

2.5/5 - 3 Ratings

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Verdict: Grudge Match is funny and entertaining but also reeks of clichés. While De Niro and Stallone are a good match, the writing knocks down the film to an average fare.

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Plot: De Niro and Stallone play Billy 'The Kid' McDonnen and Henry 'Razor' Sharp, two local Pittsburgh fighters whose fierce rivalry put them in the national spotlight. Each had scored a victory against the other during their heyday, but in 1983, on the eve of their decisive third match, Razor suddenly announced his retirement, refusing to explain why but effectively delivering a knock-out punch to both their careers. Thirty years later, boxing promoter Dante Slate Jr., seeing big dollar signs, makes them an offer they can’t refuse: to re-enter the ring and settle the score once and for all. But they may not have to wait that long: on their first encounter in decades, their long-festering feud erupts into an unintentionally hilarious melee that instantly goes viral. The sudden social media frenzy transforms their local grudge match into a must-see HBO event. Now, if they can just survive the training, they may actually live to fight again.

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Grudge Match Review - Floats like a butterfly, stings like a paperclipJan 10, 2014NewsJust like ‘Escape Plan’ last year, this match-up of two stars past their prime reprising a cloned version of their iconic roles could go either way as a gimmick or something more profound and entertaining. The way things turn out in ‘Grudge Match’, the best thing I could say for the result is that it’s better than the Escape Plan.      Billy "The Kid" McDonnen (Robert DeNiro) and Henry "Razor" Sharp (Sylvester Stallone) were once upon a time boxers at the top of their game and a trilogy of planned matches went evenly matched until Razor’s sudden announcement of retirement derailed both their careers. Having hit hard times and full of emotional baggage, the two are lured in by a fight promoter for a rematch, titled ‘Grudge Match’ which will finish off something they started over thirty years. Along the way, these two oldies have to get back in shape, reconnect with family members and also show themselves and the world that they got a thing or two in them still. The movie lands it’s punches well when the tone is light and jokes are flowing freely, however when the heavy emotional artillery begins to strike, things turn mawkish and awkwardly silly pretty soon. The fight at the end is hilarious to behold, simply because of the age of the competitors. To see these two wrinkled bags of meat, trying to land punches and prance about the ring is embarrassing.     It’s the acting that holds things together when the script and direction can’t. Kevin Hart and Alan Arkin get the best lines and most of the laughs. DeNiro though on auto-pilot isn’t bad and Stallone mumbles his way through like a second rate Rocky performance. Jon Bernthal and Kim Bassinger are wasted in roles that are poorly written.       Wait for the post credits sequences to get perhaps the best laughs of the movie and that might just about make the movie worth the price of the admission.  Danish Bagdadi Grudge Match Review - Floats like a butterfly, stings like a paperclip Jan 10, 2014
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Just like ‘Escape Plan’ last year, this match-up of two stars past their prime reprising a cloned version of their iconic roles could go either way as a gimmick or something more profound and entertaining. The way things turn out in ‘Grudge Match’, the best thing I could say for the result is that it’s better than the Escape Plan.

 

 

 Billy "The Kid" McDonnen (Robert DeNiro) and Henry "Razor" Sharp (Sylvester Stallone) were once upon a time boxers at the top of their game and a trilogy of planned matches went evenly matched until Razor’s sudden announcement of retirement derailed both their careers. Having hit hard times and full of emotional baggage, the two are lured in by a fight promoter for a rematch, titled ‘Grudge Match’ which will finish off something they started over thirty years. Along the way, these two oldies have to get back in shape, reconnect with family members and also show themselves and the world that they got a thing or two in them still.

The movie lands it’s punches well when the tone is light and jokes are flowing freely, however when the heavy emotional artillery begins to strike, things turn mawkish and awkwardly silly pretty soon. The fight at the end is hilarious to behold, simply because of the age of the competitors. To see these two wrinkled bags of meat, trying to land punches and prance about the ring is embarrassing.

 

 

It’s the acting that holds things together when the script and direction can’t. Kevin Hart and Alan Arkin get the best lines and most of the laughs. DeNiro though on auto-pilot isn’t bad and Stallone mumbles his way through like a second rate Rocky performance. Jon Bernthal and Kim Bassinger are wasted in roles that are poorly written.

 

 

 

Wait for the post credits sequences to get perhaps the best laughs of the movie and that might just about make the movie worth the price of the admission.  

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