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Redbelt Reviews

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

It's always fun to watch the Mamet stock company springing a trap on an unwary victim.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

August 15, 2011
Nick Rogers

What threatened to be David Mamet's most vainglorious misfire since perpetually casting his wife instead turned into samurai noir -an eloquently profane, profanely eloquent eulogy for the purity of martial arts discipline in the face of profit.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 17, 2010
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly

Redbelt seems like a rush job that relies too much on the quick fix. I'm very willing to suspend my disbelief, but Redbelt becomes outlandish.

Full Review Source: Fayetteville Free Weekly | Original Score: 2.5/5

February 1, 2009
James Verniere
Boston Herald

Full Review Source: Boston Herald | Original Score: B-

October 18, 2008
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

The Mamet rhythms are pleasingly in place: the repetition-rich dialogue, the head-butting close-ups as men go ego to ego.

Full Review Source: Financial Times

September 26, 2008
Tom Charity
Total Film

Not prime, grade-A Mamet, but this meaty martial-arts movie offers heavyweight performances and a deliciously juicy set-up. Things get scrappy in the last act, but you'll want to see how it all unravels.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 4/5

September 26, 2008
David Gritten
Daily Telegraph

Emily Mortimer is impressive as a jittery, unlikable attorney whose impulsive actions trigger Mike's descent. But it's Ejiofor's film all the way.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph

September 26, 2008

By no means a classic from David Mamet, Redbelt is authentic enough but fails to dazzle. The casting of Tim Allen is imaginative but too much of the film is underwhelming.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 3/5

September 26, 2008
Chris Hewitt (UK)
Empire Magazine

Not vintage Mamet - the dialogue isn't up to quotable snuff - but it still packs a decent punch thanks to Ejiofor's solid performance.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

September 26, 2008
Sarah Boslaugh

Like his other films and plays, Redbelt takes place in the Mamet universe, which only sometimes resembles the world the rest of us live in.

Full Review Source: Playback:stl | Original Score: 6/10

September 19, 2008
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Muscular filmmaking and a riveting central performance make this film worth seeing. Even if the plot itself becomes far too messy to really engage with us, the characters are edgy and enthralling.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 18, 2008
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner

Mamet's dialogue is crisp, invigorated by supporting players (particularly Mantegna and Jay) who relish his acerbic wordplay. But for a movie that aims to do for jujitsu what 'Rocky' did for boxing, 'Redbelt' taps out before the final bell.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner | Original Score: 3/4

September 12, 2008
Brian Holcomb

It's not the characteristically sharp Mamet dialogue that makes Ejiofor effective so much as what he does between the lines: Moments of powerful contemplation and silence.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4.5/5

September 3, 2008
Heather Huntington

Although dedicated Mamet fans will recognize many of his usual familiar faces, Redbelt is anything but standard Mamet fare.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 6/10

September 2, 2008
Prairie Miller

Aside from the fact that it's never a good sign when a keen interest in a particular sport dominating a movie is a must, we've seen this tale of the virtuous gladiator encircled by ruthless, greedy wolves in countless such sports movies before.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

August 22, 2008
Tim Grierson
Screen International

Buoyed by Chiwetel Ejiofor's terrific lead performance, this drama has more than enough smarts and philosophical underpinnings to compensate for familiarity in other regards.

Full Review Source: Screen International

July 23, 2008
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

The plot is intriguing enough to keep the audience guessing until the end.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: B

June 28, 2008
Beth Accomando

So Redbelt poses as an action film but delivers what I would call an anti-action action picture. And by not delivering on expectations, Mamet satisfied me with something else, something much more clever.

Full Review Source:

June 8, 2008
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

Despite the serpentine plot, Ejiofor is so compelling at the center, you root for him to maintain his integrity as nearly everyone around him sells out for a quick buck.

Full Review Source: Atlantic City Weekly | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 5, 2008
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

From the very first scene I was completely enthralled by this complex character study.

Full Review Source: Sin Magazine | Original Score: 4/4

June 4, 2008

Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
Graham Fuller
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
February 27, 2009
Bob Mondello
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October 18, 2008

Irish Times

October 18, 2008
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