Undisputed (2002)



Critic Consensus: While not the deepest boxing movie out there, Undisputed is successful at hitting its aspiration of being nothing more than a genre picture.

Movie Info

Director and screenwriter Walter Hill returns to one of his favorite themes -- desperate and violent men using force to escape from an unforgiving environment -- in this action drama set behind bars. Monroe Hutchen (Wesley Snipes) was once a promising heavyweight contender until he was convicted of murder and sentenced to life without parole at the Sweetwater maximum security prison in California. Now, Hutchen boxes behind bars, and he's become the champion of a loosely organized prison fighting … More

Rating: R (for strong language)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Walter Hill, David Giler
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 26, 2002
Miramax Films - Official Site


as Monroe Hutchen

as George `Iceman' Cham...

as Mendy Ripstein

as A.J. Mercker

as Chuy Campos

as Mingo Pace

as Marvin Bonds

as Rapper No. 1

as Rapper No. 2

as Rapper No. 3

as Rapper No. 4

as Yank Lewis

as Vern Van Zandt

as Warden Lipscomb

as Himself

as Darlene Early

as Tawnee Rawlins

as Saladin

as Interviewer

as Barry Pearl

as Charles Soward

as Emily Byrne

as Jonelle

as Mess Guard

as Oakland TV Announcer

as Guard 1

as Towner Guard 1

as Central Security Gua...

as Reporter 1

as Reporter 2

as Reporter 3

as Referee

as Lady Judge

as Fight Fan
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Critic Reviews for Undisputed

All Critics (115) | Top Critics (37)

With flashbulb editing as cover for the absence of narrative continuity, Undisputed is nearly incoherent, an excuse to get to the closing bout ... by which time it's impossible to care who wins.

Full Review… | September 26, 2002
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Hill looks to be going through the motions, beginning with the pale script.

Full Review… | September 6, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Walter Hill's prison-boxing flick Undisputed could have been a great B, but it represents a failure of nerve.

Full Review… | August 30, 2002
Top Critic

A forgettable prison boxing movie.

Full Review… | December 29, 2010
Common Sense Media

It's dead in the water before the climax.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

[A] rock-hard, streamlined "B" movie.

Full Review… | May 26, 2006
Combustible Celluloid

Audience Reviews for Undisputed

The Mike Tyson story this could be, Mr Chambers (Rhames) goes to jail for an accusation of rape and becomes an even bigger media typhoon than he was before. At first I didn't think much of the film to be honest, it was cliched and kinda boring really plus Rhames as 'Chambers' was an annoying character who you wanted to see beaten.

I soon discovered that my feelings towards Chambers actually fuelled my enjoyment as the film continues and Snipes character 'Monroe' comes into play. The tense build up between the two up to the obvious finale does get you going. Lets not get over excited here this is your typical 'Rocky-ish' story with all the usual characters, dialog and scenes, not original but a good beat em up when the fists fly.

The final fight is well done and you do feel the blows as Snipes and Rhames match up and sweat over each other, I'm pretty sure Rhames would win in a real fight though as he looks pretty darn solid.

Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

A solid prison drama with strong performances by Wesley Snipes and Ving Rhames, but the film lacks in any form of human emotion or character study and just leaves a dark shell that isn't totally filled and makes you feel unsatisfied. But it's not to say it isn't well-crafted from it's director, Walter Hill. It also has one of the best boxing showdowns shown in a film since the original Rocky and Raging Bull.

Al S

Super Reviewer

Not a film that holds your attention well. Overacted, over the top on the fight sound effects, hugely energetic fighting for a heavyweight fight. You really are not missing out on anything by skipping this film.

Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

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