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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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
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By rbmusicman TOP 500 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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 12 Jan 2014
Format: DVD
Razor (Sylvester Stallone) and The Kid (Robert De Niro) were two boxing rivals and greats from Pittsburgh. They has each won one match against each other. The third match didn't happen because Razor quit boxing and eventually went to work in the steel mills. The Kid went on to become a successful business man. The film makes Razor the good guy and The Kid the bad guy. Sally ( Kim Basinger ) was the reason for rift that existed between the two boxers. Years later Razor needs money and is offered money for the match which he reluctantly accepts.

The film slightly builds off their old boxing movies, but is hardly a spoof. In fact that was the best part of the film, and they opted to limit it. The script was as unconvincing as "Last Vegas" with both comedies having too much drama.

Shot in Pittsburgh. Recommend as a decent rental.

Parental Guide: 1 f-bomb. Implied sex. No nudity.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. S. Storey 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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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Corey S. Newcombe on 31 Jan 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Henry "Razor" Sharp and Billy "The Kid" McDonnen are boxers who were bitter rivals. Just before a big fight Razor decided to retire because Billy slept with his girlfriend, Sally Rose and got her pregnant.

Thirty years later a promoter wants them fight each other, but Razor doesn't. When he loses his job and learns he's broke, he has no other choice but to fight.....

Its strange that Stallone has taken the lowest ebb in his career, and melded the two together. Stallone's plight in this, mirrors Rocky V's narrative, and then the element of comedy, to his proper fans of a certain age, Oscar and Stop! Or My Mom will Shoot, do not seem that long ago.

So I went in with great caution. And while Stallone will never suit comedy (one liners in action movies don't count) De Niro makes the whole thing worth watching, and it's always good to see Stallone in the ring once more.

Its a simple story, again, the video game part that inspires the titular fight is ripped straight from Rocky Balboa, but its exactly what you'd expect.

Age is a huge factor in this, and weight problems and other ageing problems are the butt of the majority of the jokes. The stars get into promotional problems, which usually ends up with them fighting each other or someone else.

So it's not original by any means, Basinger is wasted in this, Hart grates every time he speaks, channelling every annoying stand up comedian who thought shouting would raise more laughs.

Arkin is predictably the best thing as the 'Micky' type trainer, but, their is a decent twist in the movie, and the CGI at the beginning is pretty good.

If you flinched at the idea of this film you probably won't like it, but if you yearned for Rocky Vs. Jake La Motta, this will suffice.
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