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Fight for Your Life Reviews

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WrenchLT
WrenchLT

Super Reviewer

January 13, 2011
It's not a horror film but this tasteless exploitation piece was deemed controversial enough in the UK to make the video nasties list and is still banned to this day! But is it any good? Well that depends on your personal taste. If you don't mind politically incorrect grindhouse movies then you'll enjoy this more than others would. It's a home-invasion movie featuring indiscriminate murder, rape, humiliation and racist language. But for all those unpleasantries the most shocking moment in the film would the killing of the young boy which really was quite brutal. Much is made of the racist tones in the film, mostly from the lead villian played brilliantly by William Sanderson. But the racist insults fly from all directions, including from the black family and the other two villains, one is Mexican and the other Chinese... it all got quite humourous at times! It's too cheesy to get really riled up about so I had fun with it.
Michael G

Super Reviewer

April 11, 2007
Picture a REALLY racist version of The Desperate Hours. The gang is lead by a redneck J.F. Sebastian from Blade Runner and the family are baptist blacks. It's nowhere nearly as homoerotic as this poster suggests. The NY intro is fun and despite this being one of the most politically incorrect movies ever made, it's for lack of a better term... fun as a time capsule. It's also safe to say this one will never get remade.
August 16, 2011
William Sanderson is amazingly sleazy in this Exploitation classic, sparing no racist slur as he and his group of escaped cons torment and torture a black preacher's family in their home near the woods. The family eventually has enough and rises up against their tormentors, as one expects in a film of this sort.

The film is very mean-spirited, not even sparing the children in the violence, but it goes a long way to sell the final act, when the family has had enough.

This is a great little Exploitation film, well worth a look.
November 19, 2007
Not as satisfying as I hoped for being such a brutal film. The finale could've been much better. Although it's still a blast, I don't doubt it could be remade and done much better. Although many points for the deaths, some good timing, and the fact it's a pretty bad-ass and well-made exploitation film.
November 18, 2007
"You're just like the black man that ran away with my mama!" Child bludgeoning, attempted infant homicide, canine urination, lazy law enforcement, and families coming together to stand up to their captors... in a blaze of glory!
July 27, 2014
Nothing even close to being as good critics had me believe. It's pretty boring save for shock-value of some racist dialog and slightly mean-spirited violence.
August 6, 2013
Only a film with purpose could deliver such reactions this home invasion thriller recieved at the time of its release. And yes, it is tasteless, oh god is it so, but within this unmistakable exploitation piece, there lies equally unmistakable comments upon opressive social conditioning and the effects and origins of prejudice. Delivered, yes, in broad strokes (a black preacher smacked around the head repeatedly with a bible, really?), but nonetheless apparent.

A firm script and decent acting doesn't hurt an exploitation film's appeal either (Savage Streets). In true blaxploitation fashion, every character is a stereotype, but luckily they all serve the films subtext effectively delivering what i think to be a quite masterful excercise in reactionary filmmaking. Tarantino could only wish that Django Unchained had the punch Fight For Your Life delivers and it's all down to one characteristic he tragically lacks which this film doesn't, sincerity.
July 23, 2012
I don't think you're ever likely to see a movie with more horrible racial slurs than this one. Strangely entertaining, though.
July 2, 2012
Reasonably entertaining. Bill Sanderson is memorable as a hate spewing madman.
RobGorman
September 15, 2010
These films can't be rated on their pages due to obscurity, so I'll rate them here.

Cannibal Ferox: A must-see for fans of the cannibal genre, this film is very similar to Cannibal Holocaust but not as unique or well-written.

Experiment in Torture: Despite a seemingly foolproof exploitation film premise, bad acting, directing, and writing are all that are experimented in and the viewer is the only one who is substantially tortured.

Burial Ground: A near-plotless fest of zombie carnage, the only thing that distinguishes this film from other low-budget schlock is the presense of a tragically undeveloped incestuous love subplot.

The House on the Edge of the Park: Though seemingly a Last House on the Left knockoff, this Deodato film has merits of its own including more nudity, better torture, and a haunting song.

Fight for Your Life: This once-controversial gem contains hilariously overdone racism that a modern audience would quote and laugh at.
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