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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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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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By richard bygrave 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 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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I haven't enjoyed grumpy old men like this for a long time- and they do it well as seasoned veterans- these guys are older than most of us but show in a time when most news isn't cheering anyone up, that they are prepared to get back into shape and give everyone something to cheer about- they say- have hope. We want to have something to believe in like the big guy who gets retrenched from the Steel mill to end up as a waiter- and says to Razor, we want to believe in a winner....something we can back...
And so, the humour is there and unusually for Stallone, he actually does have a persona beyond being a boxer- and talks a fair amount in a more complicated role perhaps than we are used to- he literally shows his blind spot......
Remember the inspiration the First Rocky movie had for a young generation coming out of bad recession- here was a guy who was unknown- down on his luck, living on the streets- backed by nobody but with the inbred spirit, like his film- to fight on no matter what the odds against him- he inspired many then and shows here he can still do it 30 years later. De Niro is as always, a man who absorbs his role like a second skin- he is a brilliant actor no matter what. Great movie- watch it. Sorry I didn't get mine from Amazon- the exchange rate and shipping are just too prohibitive.
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