Grudge Match 2013

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Thirty years after their last fight, two boxers--and lifelong rivals--are coaxed out of retirement for a final grudge match.

Starring:
Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro
Runtime:
1 hour 53 minutes

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Grudge Match

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Peter Segal
Starring Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro
Supporting actors Kevin Hart, Alan Arkin, Jon Bernthal, Kim Basinger
Studio Warner Bros.
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By rbmusicman TOP 100 REVIEWER on 1 Jun 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Thirty years have past since Henry 'Razor' Sharp'(Sylvester Stallone) and 'Billy 'The Kid' McDonnen'
(Robert De Niro) faced each other in the ring, the score stands at one apiece.
There 'History' between them, they certainly don't care for each other, after a scuffle that had been
filmed on a camera-phone hits the 'web' a lot of interest is generated.
The two are offered big-bucks to have a overdue re-match, by boxing promoter 'Dante Slate' who will
promote the meet as a 'Grudge-Match.
'Razor' really needs the cash, bills have piled-up, while 'Billy' just wants to be ahead of the count\....
so the fight is on.
'Dante' (Mason Mackie) will have to raise public awareness so the meeting isn't played out in an
empty arena, no audience, no money.
These guys are seriously out of condition, their training schedules bring plenty of ''light'' moments
to proceedings, 'Billy' eventually enlists the help of 'B.J' the son he'd known little about until now,
'Razor' relies on old friend and mentor 'Louis 'Lightning' Conlon' to put him through his paces.
Their past in the shape of 'Sally' (Kim Basinger) is back in both fighters lives, for different reasons,
however in different ways her presence will enrich both their lives.
Screen legends 'Robert De Niro' and 'Sylvester Stallone' role back the years, both having starred
in 'Boxing-movies' many moons ago, it seems, 'Sly' in the 'Rocky' series of course, 'De Niro' in
'Raging Bull'
Though there are no Oscars to be won the film is an entertaining watch, with many moments of
humour along the way, and of course the 'Fight' itself, which visually is pretty impressive considering
the ages of our two 'Stars'
'Don't miss the take-outs at the end of the film.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Steven TOP 500 REVIEWER on 19 July 2014
Format: DVD
Implausibility aside, I really enjoyed this. I found it very funny, sometimes touching and thought that the boxing segments were well staged. Although I did wince a couple of times at the thought of two pensioners knocking lumps out of each other. The two leads work well with a sensitive and engaging script which plays to their on screen strengths and the relatively high regard enjoyed by the memory of their great boxing movies of yesteryear. Stallone gets to be the wounded, sensitive hero whilst DeNiro is the equally wounded, but slightly arrogant opponent. The story revolves around two ex champs who are called in to do some green screen CGI work on the latest console boxing game; a timing mix up has them arrive at the same time and an old arguement flares resulting in a fight. The media furore ends with the match of the title being organised.

There are some convaluted relationship aspects to the screenplay which also affords enough screen time for Kim Bassinger to outclass many other actresses leaving me to wonder why she doesn't appear on screen more often. Kevin Hart and Alan Arkin provide ample smiles and a lovely joke about an ageing trainer called lightning.

This could've been seen as silly, or horrible even, but for me, it manages to walk a fine line between gentle drama and sports movie and I found its subtle charms very easy to appreciate.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jules TOP 500 REVIEWER on 17 Nov 2014
Format: DVD
30 years after their last boxing bout which left them 1:1, now pushing 60, rival Pittsburgh boxers Henry 'Razor' Sharp (Stallone) & Billy 'The Kid' McDonnen (De Nero) are coaxed back into a grudge match to finally decide who is the better boxer once & for all.

Overall Grudge Match is in a way a parody-esque comedy/drama of the Rocky movies (perhaps Raging Bull as well, but iv'e never seen that movie), where Sly & Bobby let their hair down & poke a little fun at themselves being over the hill. The opening flashback quickly pieces together the boxers past glories with some very well done effects of them in their real life younger days. As the film picks up with them 30 years down the line having very different lives as 60 something's. The greedy son of their old manager, Dante (Hart), whose fallen on hard times. Decides to try & reunite them for a grudge match revival. However as we discover, there are legitimate reasons for their 30 year feud & hatred towards each other. But nevertheless both men have different reasons to get back into the ring. All of which resurface these old wounds, new discoveries & 2nd chances to possibly make a mends. With the central theme of the guys promoting the fight, trying to train & get back into shape. Which all adds some good comedy that mostly lands it's punches, heartfelt drama & sports film nostalgia. Culminating in a big fight finale that was surprisingly well executed & entertaining (keep watching after the credits for some extra fun).

The casting is pretty much spot on. Sylvester Stallone (Rocky) is at home playing a parody of his Rocky character & still looks in pretty good shape i might add.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By William Mason TOP 500 REVIEWER on 16 Nov 2014
Format: DVD
Sly Stallone plays Henry "Razor" Sharp, a former boxing champ who's making a living as a blue collar factory worker, and has money worries. Robert De Niro plays Billy "The Kid" McDonnen, another former boxing champ, who now makes a living as a nightclub comedy act, sharing a stage with a glove puppet.
The two boxers were great rivals thirty years earlier, and had two fights, each winning one. A planned third fight proved abortive, and De Niro has never come to terms with the fact that Sly pulled out of the last fight.
Kim Basinger is the love interest, she plays Sly's former girlfriend, but she also had a fling with De Niro, and the three of them have unfinished business to resolve.
Kevin Hart plays Dante, a wheeler dealer boxing promoter who wants to get the two old rivals back in the ring, with a view to making a fast buck (he features in a very funny closing sketch during the end credits, with Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield).
The two boxers cross paths when they are hired to do some green screen CGI work for a video games company. One thing leads to another, and they agree to a deciding re-match in a big stadium.
De Niro discovers that he's a family man, and gets to know the son and grandson he never knew he had. Basinger attempts to rekindle her romance with Sly - she's still might fine looking and gives probably the best performance in the film - it's a shame that Hollywood tends to neglect some fabulous actresses once they're the wrong side of about thirty five.
This is a "feel-good" movie, which obviously harks back to Sly and De Niro in some of their all-time great roles, namely Rocky and Raging Bull -
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