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Gladiator Reviews

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October 27, 2016
My favorite movie of all time.
½ May 2, 2016
Pas un grand film, mais j'avais bien aimé dans le temps à Super Écran. Et je viens de revoir le vieux dans Blacklist... Cuba Gooding était là-dedans? Eh ben!
December 20, 2015
High-schoolers are recruited for suspect boxing matches by a shady promoter. Chicago is a tough town. Credibility is virtually non-existent culminating in the ridiculous climactic fight with promoter Brian Dennehy. At least the main characters are likable.
½ August 22, 2015
Forgot about this film, started watching it as if I hadn't seen it before but then remembered I had seen it once when I was a kid and recalled a few key moments. The look of the film is actually pretty good and I think the story had potential but it suffered from ridiculous over-the-top moments and bad acting. If the director or writer took this film more seriously and realistically it could have been a great boxing film rather than a mediocre bad one.
½ August 7, 2015
A typical 90's sports action movie, but that's what makes it so entertaining. Also, during a better time: when Cuba could do some acting.
July 26, 2015
Underneath the story about boxing, is a story about friendship, love, loyalty, family, integrity, and courage. Tommy Riley reminds of one of the good guys like Guido Orefice from Life is Beautiful. One of the most entertaining movies I ever watched with excellent performances by all the actors. Very under-rated.
April 6, 2015
Cliche action movie that's too predictable to amount to anything.
½ January 14, 2015
Gladiator is an underrated urban boxing drama starring James Marshall who is not the best actor so his performance is just above average, but he gets the job done. Everyone else though, Cuba Gooding Jr, Brian Dennehy, and Robert Loggia are solid. As a whole it isn't fantastic, and the racial slurs spread around it felt highly shoehorned, but Gladiator is quite entertaining with well choreographed fight sequences and a slightly implausible, but well-executed story. It's not the best boxing film ever, but it holds its own.
½ April 12, 2014
I liked it. It's a bit of a black guy meets white guy movie. They join forces to combat a bad guy boxing ring owner who pretends to own fighters as well. Overall I'd say good movie.
October 19, 2013
Look- no critic is going to give this thing more than a 25%, but make no mistake- this is a good movie. If you watch it, you won't regret it. What more do you need to know?
June 13, 2013
An underrated gem...I give it a A-, B+...Awesome performance by Cuba Gooding, James Marshall and John Seda as Romano...
April 19, 2013
This is a very impressive boxing movie from the early 90s staring James Marshall and Cuba Gooding Jr. before he started doing disney movies. An amazing cast full of familiar character actors such as Ossie Davis,Brian Dennehy,Robert Loggia and John Heard round out this tough guy with a heart of gold movie. James Marshall did a great job as the struggling kid from a broken home who discovers his calling in life as a boxer,too bad he didn't really take off as a big name actor. Cuba Gooding is his friend/side kick who ends up having to square off against him. The drama in this sometimes comes off alittle heavy handed but the boxing/fight scenes make up for that. Even Brian Dennehy throws down in this and shows you he can get physical and kick alittle ass now and then. Overall this is really amazingly solid early 90s boxing underdog story that will really surprise you when you take the time to give it a watch. I'm sure even some of the ladies who hate sports/fighting type movies will sit down with their guys to watch this. You can't beat a sports/boxing themed movie with a solid story.
April 11, 2013
WAH!!! a double knockout??
April 2, 2013
Good fun boxing movie
December 25, 2012
this is not gladiator
November 3, 2012
Absolutamente centrada en el Boxeo, gustara en la medida que se disfrute y se tenga aficion a dicho deporte, aunque no deja de ser un drama urbano, puesto esta totalmente alejado del glamour de los circuitos pros o historias tipo Rocky, siendo las arenas ilegales el foco narrativo de unos gladiadores urbanos que tienen que ganarse la vida y salir adelante sea como sea.

Ah, buena suerte encontrandola en algun sitio para ver o descargar sin antes vertelas con Russell Crowe
October 30, 2012
½ October 27, 2012
A promising but disinterested young boxer is forced to fight to cover his father's gambling debts. Pretty good story but the boxing scenes are laughable with boxers showing no ability to defend and landing more haymakers than Rocky. Good cast.
September 12, 2012
Dennehy and Loggia define the balls in this chessey boxing flick.
½ September 9, 2012
Well, this is just another boxing movie... It's not good, it's not bad, it's just average. Best thing about "The Gladiator"? The soundtrack!
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