This movie is a bore. The first half of this movie tries to build relationship between the characters, and though it is somewhat successful, the ride to Vegas just takes too long. By the end of the trip they clearly hope you are attached to the characters enough that you too are torn that they are fighting each other. This did not work at all, and the boxing match was forced, and the conclusion was so obvious based on the discussions prior. This is how to make an awful boxing movie.
Not really a boxing movie as much as a strange tale about two men and the woman in both their lives and the loudmouthed, sleazy, bitchy dragon lady played by Lucy Liu. Lots of cameo shots during the boxing scene and strange T&A shots mixed in.
really flat and at the end as the camera panned around in the main event seemed more of a whos who of stars then about the fighting which was very unrealistic to the ring and poor at best. really really flat compared to any other much better boxing movie I can think of out there
The fight drags on for far too long for the climax of the film and feels out of place as it doesn't end up serving the rest of the film which consists of character studies and criticism of the big business's.
This film is amazing; characters are great, Harrelson is the greatest as usual in Ron Shelton's films, Banderas is ok, dialogs are amazing too. All with the unconfondible mark of Sheldon that i adore. Superb, u have to see it. 29% is an insult...