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

Available in HD on supported devices

Grudge Match

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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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6 of 6 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mitun on 2 Jun 2014
Format: DVD
'Grudge Match' is a sports comedy film that released in 2013 to negative reviews and flopped at the box-office.

The story centres around two ageing retired boxers and arch rivals, Henry "Razor" Sharp (Sylvester Stallone) and Billy "The Kid" McDonnen (Robert De Niro). Both decide to return to the ring one last time to fight each other.

Poor reviews and a boring trailer meant I wasn't looking forward to this movie.

Upon watching the film, I was pleasantly surprised with how entertaining the final product was. There was good drama, funny one-liners and rib tickling old age jokes. The cast were a class act with energetic performances. The climax fight was fitting and perfect. All in all, a feel good entertainer.

De Niro and Stallone sail through with decent performances and act their age. Their on screen chemistry is top notch. Stallone was undeservedly nominated for a Golden Raspberry award for his acting. A wrong call, as he was gracious and under played the character. Kim Basinger is drowned out by the men but looks too good for her age and rolls back the years as the lead actress. Jon Bernthal plays Basinger's son and stands out amongst the heavyweights. My pick of the lot and show stealers are Alan Arkin and Kevin Hart. Alan Arkin as the witty trainer, Lightning, is a joyful watch. No one's a match for him in the movie. Kevin Hart brings the house down as the wisecracking boxing promoter. Both Arkin and Hart are involved in the main comedic moments and when they come face to face, it's even sweeter.

Peter Segal as the director comes out with an underrated comedy with top actors that makes you laugh. Also a nice touch by adding the post credits scene that's quite funny.

'Grudge Match' for me is one of the top comedies of 2013 that packs a serious punch.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. G. A. Alavi on 13 Jun 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Really good film. I liked the story the dialog the still and media captures of the characters in their prime. The one thing that let the film down for me was the fight itself. Yes I am an unapologetic Stallone fan and love all the Rocky movies. The problem for me was in the Grudge match Stallone seemed to lose all his boxing technique, just throwing wild punches dropping his hands with every shot. I have to complement De Niro as he actually tried to show some semblance of boxing ducking and countering then going for the big left or right. However every time they showed him he looked his age, in fact during the fight he looked 20 year older.

The story (small spoilers). Razor (Stallone) and The Kid (De Niro) have fought twice in the past each winning over the other. Both are local heroes in Pittsburgh, and legends worldwide. Just before their rubber match Razor suddenly and inexplicitly announces his retirement. Years later their lives have taken drastically different routes the only thing they have in comment is that they hate and can't stand each other. Though both of them are way past their prime a YouTube release gone viral generates huge interest for them both to fight again.

An extremely enjoyable film, especially for fans of Stallone or De Niro. There are also guest appearances for commentators, boxers, and MMA fighters. Just a little disappointing in the final fight which is the only reason I had to take a star away.
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2 of 2 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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