67yrs old and still the best ! (by michalex_jackson)
Now I am biased in two ways while writing this review. First, Stallone is my favourite actor and second, I just saw the movie so I am still within the movie magic that's making me give it 10/10. However, I doubt the next 24hrs will change anything, Grudge Match is perfect!Judge it by any standard or any angle you want, the comedy delivers, the plot is engaging and consistent, the actors are top-notch and believable in their roles and the score is spot on.The trailer only gives you a third of what you can expect and take out from this film. The movie itself is such an enjoyable experience <more>
you will not see the time go by. While there is no suspense, at no point can you criticize the movie for being predictable. The story is so well done, it will carry you through the entire 113 minutes. The very first 5mins did it for me. No non-sense, straight to the point and on your way to entertainment. Absolute jewel :D Stallone is 67 years old, and he is still the best.
I saw this movie yesterday and I loved it!! Kevin hart is so funny and he is like one of my favorite comedian. the story line is excellent. I cant believe Sylvester is so fit for his age. I told one of my friend to go watch the movie since it was really good, he enjoyed it! I love how Sylvester was fighting because it reminded of the movie "Rocky". De Niro know how to fight to huh. I was hoping Kevin Hart would challenged Sylvester Stallon or Robert De Niro just to add some more comedy in there. This movie has a lot of great actors and actresses which is the key in making a great <more>
film. Well, at least I had a great time at the movie with my people on Christmas break! thanks again and I would recommend people to watch this movie! And remember, after you are done watching the "Grudge Match", come back on IMDb and rate it.
Two Boxing Legends Meet on New Year's Eve (by misel982001)
Grudge Match is a boxing film which includes a lot of entertainment. Razor Stallone hates The Kid DeNiro for over 30 years. When they meet again for helping a company creating a video game it is obvious that a Grudge Match is necessary for them to make things clear on who is the best. Things further complicate when Sally Basinger makes her appearance. Instead of trying to recalibrate Rocky series, this film offers us some original elements: the screenplay is good, making great use of humor and catchy dialogues while the cool music helps us to relax and enjoy the story. Stallone delivers <more>
a good performance and convinces us as Razor while DeNiro seems to enjoy his part as the Kid. As the story evolves we learn details of their rivalry and we have the chance to realize how things that seem to us important when we are young, later in life we have the chance to see them from another aspect. Also, what is important is that this film makes us realize that older people still want to have another chance in changing some things and really need the help of their beloved ones. Overall, this is a great boxing flick and a very interesting story.
I went in hoping that I would be at least mildly entertained. Wow, was I wrong. This movie is solid entertainment with a soul. Yes there are some solid principles to live by in this movie... and some to ignore. The acting was superb. I expected Stallone and DeNiro to be somewhat burnt out. But, they portrayed vivid characters. Stallone's motivation as a character was largely a mystery until about halfway into the movie. Definitely a mirror of life today. And, it had a decent ending that was digestible. I respected their life work before. But, this movie is likely to make you a fan... or <more>
at least of the story. I did not mention the other actors. But they are all stars in this worthy story, filled with laughs, mystery, and drama. What's not to like?
A Great Christmas Movie - Excellent Cast And Lots Of Fun! (by kramercosmo)
I saw Grudge Match in an early screening and I as most of the audience had so much fun. This is a light hearted, nostalgic film with lots of great jokes and a fantastic cast. Kevin Hart delivers, he fits just perfectly in his role. Alan Arkin steals the show in this one. He is so damn funny with his great one liners and his impressively cool acting. It is also great to see the beautiful Kim Basinger on the big screen again. De Niro and Stallone look 20 years younger than their real age when fighting in the ring, well choreographed fight scenes by the way. The physics of both Stallone and De <more>
Niro is just impressive. Most 30 year old would be more than happy to have a body like these two old-timers. There are some Rocky references in the film, and they are classy ones. I find this to be the perfect film for the Christmas Days to have a great time at the movies. It certainly is not made to please the critics, it is made to entertain the audience and create a warm, nostalgic atmosphere. And without any doubt, the film delivers! Can't wait to see it with some friends on Christmas Day...
Great Flick - Deserves Better (by sharpobject2424)
Grudge Match is an entirely satisfying popcorn flick that is good for just about any kind of movie-goer. The laughs are thoughtful, consistent, and sometimes enormous. There are some genuinely side-splitting moments here. And it's not just laughs; the story is sincere and emotionally driven, with excellent acting across the board to bolster it. There are essentially two story lines here in parallel to each other that occasionally intertwine so the plot stays interesting, granting the movie a little more to offer than your usual comedy. The movie had heart and if you let it, Grudge Match <more>
will win you over. I don't want to go too much into detail because I really encourage viewers to go in and check it out for themselves. Bring your low expectations if that's what you have because it certainly doesn't hurt. I just can''t believe this movie is doing so poorly in the box office, because it was in the very least a solid film with everything executed right. Go see it, and if you like it then see it again because Grudge Match deserves a much better reputation than it's getting.
I demand a rematch! These fighters are worth seeing again! (by Ed-Shullivan)
What a refreshing and unexpected but nice surprise Grudge Match was for the wife and I to sit down on a Saturday night, plop the Blu Ray disc in and for the next 2 hours, just enjoy a decent film minus any drugs, knife fights, or guns a blazing. When you have two major action stars such as Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone one might expect that the testosterone level on the big screen would get a bit heavy especially considering the movies theme is about two old and retired fighters who come out of retirement after 30 years to put the gloves back on and get back in to the ring to settle <more>
a very old score since both fighters won one of their two previous matches while in their prime back in the 1980's.Robert DeNiro plays Billy "The Kid" McDonnen. Now Billy has a very big ego and since his boxing career ended prematurely 30 years ago he has done pretty good for himself owning his own car dealership and a successful bar called the Knockout. There is one scene in the film that I just grinned from ear to ear as Billy did a stand-up comedy routine in his bar with a puppet dressed as a prize fighter sitting in his corner as Billy bantered back and forth with the prize fighter dummy. The scene is less than a minute long but I give it full credit for the originality.Sylvester Stallone plays Henry "Razor" Sharp. Now Razor was the guy who decided to hang up his gloves in the prime of his fighting career and we eventually find out why he retired. No spoiler alert, you will have to wait and hear it from Razor himself why he chose to retire from the ring. Razor's life has been kind of frozen in time these past 30 years, and he now works as a laborer in a factory, goes home to an empty house with no TV, cable or internet, and eats canned tuna and over ripened bananas to make ends meet. Razors life seems very depressing. Something is bothering him and the audience gets interested in finding out what makes Razor tick. I would have thought a boxing genre film would have been easier to figure out but the screenwriters did a good job in keeping the plot a bit deeper than most boxing films and we gradually grow to like Razor's character and think less of Billy the Kid's shallow and selfish personality.There is also a good supporting cast of characters such as Kevin Hart who plays fight promoter Dante Slate Jr.. Dante's deceased father used to promote Razor's fights and Razors' memories of Dante Slate Sr. are not very good as he recalls being ripped off of his prize fight earnings. So Razor instantly is not prepared to go back in to the ring with Dante Slate Jr. holding the purse strings. Eventually Dante convinces Razor to put the gloves back on, but only for a fight simulation video for a software video company who agrees to pay him $15K. The movie is worth watching if for nothing else but seeing Stallone and De Niro dressed up in their head to toe lime green leotards game gear costumes so the techies can video their fight simulation. Did I say fight simulation? Well once Billy and Razor are within ring distance of each other the brouhaha goes viral on the internet and "the fight is on man!" We eventually get introduced to Kim Basinger's character Sally, who plays Razor's old love interest. Something happened to split Razor and Sally apart 30 years ago and we find out why Razor is a bit disenchanted with his life. When Razor eventually does agree to fight Billy for the grudge match of the decade he asks his old and trusted trainer Louis Lightning Conlon, played by veteran actor Alan Arkin. Louis is currently in a wheelchair and residing in an old age home, but Razor still wants his old and trusted friend Louis to get him back in to fighting shape. Razor is an honorable man and true friend as part of his income is used to pay for his friends nursing home costs. There are a couple of scenes that remind us in a fun way of Stallone's Rocky films that just add to the films humorous theme. Billy on the other hand goes through a few trainers including LL Cool J who plays Frankie Brite, and Billy eventually settles on having his long lost son BJ played smartly by Jon Bernthal to train him.Before you know it, we are witness to the fight of the decade in front of 18,000 fight fans split between who they want to win the fight. Most film goers always have their own prediction on who will win the main event. Will Razor win? Will Billy the Kid win? Or maybe it will be a draw? As I said no spoiler alert coming from me, so let's just say the ending is a good one. No, let me rephrase this..., I would say the ending is even better than I anticipated it would be. I Give Grudge match an 8 out of 10 ranking for the 10 rounds that Grudge Match went. Watch it and you will not be disappointed. It's a knockout hit.
It was fun. I enjoyed it most of the time. Acting is great, screenplay - let's say good enough, and the direction and cinematography - not bad as well. Music and score were well used. I think that IMDb-rating about 7 is fair. And it will be not a bomb for sure - worldwide-box office will be at least twice the budget, I guess. Maybe 15 minutes more would suit the story better. The ending seemed a little bit rushed. And the Nokia placement - too much.But anyway - decent effort by two legends and co. Give it a chance. On rental Grudge Match will be a hit, I can bet.
Rocky 7 : Rocky Babloa vs Jake LaMotta a little spoiler (by nikola17)
i saw this movie on Sunday it wasn't Action Movie this movie got 7,0 now to 6.9 what is there problems ? seriously what people were thinking of what ? this is Rocky 7 ?? what is there problem ? i don't care but this movie was still great still good Comedy Drama Sport Film never make anything comparable to Rocky or Raging Bull but they didn't make the movie series because they try to make it funny but they did. well Character of Henry "Razor" Sharp Sylvester Stallone Expendables Franchise,Rocky Franchise, Rambo Franchise Stallone Character was greatnoting like Rocky <more>
Balboa but different Character kinda like in Rocky he lives buy himself he's retried boxer he works in Factory, he is in all movie little more then Robert De Niro Raging Bull 1980 i felt like watching Raging Bull De Niro Character Billy "The Kid" McDonnen retire boxer they were amazing Characters in film and a very strong cast KimBasinger playing Sylvester Wife or girlfriend Jon Bernthal Walking Dead playing Robert DE Niro father Alan Arkin Lighting playing Sylvester Trainer but the fight scenes were good like in rocky the funny scenes when they making video game Henry is making deal to come and make money for the video game Billy comes in talking about Henry Wife who he's dating back then but she was idiot for dating him but she want's to go back with Henry but he doesn't expect it because of what happened they were fighting each another in game room that was funnythere is many funny scenes Henry and Billy were at UFC talking about there fight, there was fighter was talking about them stupid the fighter slapped Henry like Girl Henry Punch's him like Man that was funny pretty awesome i like all them i don't have problems with this film is entering don't listen to haters if you love Rocky Franchise and Raging Ball your going to love this ! 8/10 i enjoy this movie in 2014 i would own it on Blu ray someday i can't really wait for EXPENDABLES 3 there is some scenes kinda like Rocky a bit but different including Raging Ball scenes i know this movie was going to be made great film