Undisputed Reviews

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
September 4, 2002
Gives us the option of choosing to root for either a vicious, unrepentant murderer or a vicious, unrepentant rapist.
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
September 1, 2002
Unbearable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
August 30, 2002
Dispiriting and obvious. ...a potentially complex movie drained of all complexity, and a drama drained of all consequence.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
August 30, 2002
Walter Hill's prison-boxing flick Undisputed could have been a great B, but it represents a failure of nerve.
Jeremiah Kipp
Matinee Magazine
August 30, 2002
Undisputed allows its social commentary to play out through the confident rhythms of a traditional fight picture. It's the fiercest political sneak attack of 2002.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times
August 29, 2002
A limp showcase of machismo so passé as to embarrass your average Australopithecus.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
August 29, 2002
A shrewd and splendidly volatile B movie structured around a highly original gambit of suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
August 28, 2002
It would not be unfair to say that Undisputed glamorizes prison and boxing, two of the last things I'd want anyone to aspire to.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
August 28, 2002
Like Undisputed itself, Snipes' bravura turn is a throwback to no-frills old-school macho in the Eastwood-McQueen mold.
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
August 27, 2002
If Hill isn't quite his generation's Don Siegel (or Robert Aldrich), it's because there's no discernible feeling beneath the chest hair; it's all bluster and cliché.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
August 27, 2002
I've got nobody to root for ... in a movie like this I want to root for one of the boxers in the ring.
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
August 25, 2002
A simple tale, well told.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
August 25, 2002
It's as raw and action-packed an experience as a ringside seat at a tough-man contest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
August 25, 2002
Undisputed, in my estimation, is one opponent that's definitely down for the count.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Paul Clinton (Boxoffice)
Boxoffice Magazine
August 25, 2002
Walter Hill's pulpy, stylized boxing melodrama Undisputed nearly overcomes its questionable in-the-ring match-up with solid fight choreography and gritty prison authenticity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
August 25, 2002
Rhames is a tightly harnessed bundle of fury, Snipes a restrained champion who seems to have made inner peace with the crime of passion that sent him away for life, and Falk a riveting delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
August 24, 2002
Walter Hill continues doing what he does best, knocking out a visceral prison melodrama with a show-stealing role from Peter Falk.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
August 24, 2002
An average B-movie with no aspirations to be anything more.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Max Messier
Filmcritic.com
August 23, 2002
It isn't Raging Bull, but at least it could give Play it to the Bone a knockout in five.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joe Leydon
San Francisco Examiner
August 23, 2002
The needle on the testosterone meter zips into the red zone during the opening moments of Undisputed and doesn't dip back down until the closing credits are complete.
| Original Score: 3/4
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