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Grudge Match Reviews

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Jared Mobarak
The Film Stage
June 21, 2016
A story that's so on-the-nose that it appears to be following some predetermined rubric of what constitutes success for a sports comeback flick.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jeff Vice
May 12, 2014
"(Not only) is this sports comedy poorly timed, it has more than just a whiff of desperation, both on the part of its remaining cast and the filmmaker."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
April 9, 2014
Grudge Match certainly has enough successful elements to be moderately entertaining, although it's hard not to wish it contained fewer distractions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
April 8, 2014
If you're from my generation, it's worth checking out for the nostalgia factor, even if much of the film will be lost on the younger generation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Fred Topel
April 7, 2014
I do have to marvel at the way Stallone has always been able to make himself the underdog. This is a massive monster of a man who should by any account be the Goliath to any movie's David, yet he's always able to play vulnerable.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Lee Zachariah
Concrete Playground
February 28, 2014
Grudge Match is one of those ideas that works as a passing joke rather than an actual film, but the film's brazenness is admirable, and it is possible to have a good time with it. Just make sure your expectations are suitably lowered first.
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
February 14, 2014
This film is clearly designed as a comedy as opposed to a drama. A few jokes will put a smile on your face but there's not enough to warrant a "must see" recommendation.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Anthony Morris
The Vine
February 13, 2014
Two old guys get into the ring and start punching each other. Whoever the winner is, it sure ain't cinema.
Jarrod Walker
FILMINK (Australia)
February 7, 2014
It's wise not to underestimate the sheer guilt-plated fun of watching these two old pros from different sides of the acting spectrum verbally and physically spar with one another while hauling their geriatric carcasses around a ring.
David Stratton
The Australian
February 6, 2014
Working from a cobbled-together screenplay by Tim Kelleher and Rodney Rothman, director Peter Segal pretty much goes through the motions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
February 6, 2014
Stallone and De Niro are burning up what goodwill they have remaining with their respective followings for the sake of an easy payday.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
February 2, 2014
Imagine the stars of Rocky and Raging Bull squaring off in a boxing comedy about two old rivals of the ring out for payback. That's about all you need to know about this by-the-numbers, computer-written laughfest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dominic Corry
January 30, 2014
Although it pretty much just revels in its own crapulence, I enjoyed Grudge Match.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 30, 2014
Ageing Bull versus Rocky Glaucoma? Has somebody knocked me silly? Or am I really watching 70 year old Robert De Niro bashing 67 year old Sylvester Stallone in the boxing ring? Is this a joke?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Mark Kermode
Observer (UK)
January 28, 2014
Umpteen rounds of flabby, lacklustre "dramedy" that was probably much more fun on paper.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ed Gibbs
The Sunday Age
January 28, 2014
Although it seeks to send up their greatest on-screen achievements, this half-baked farce merely reinforces the idea that De Niro and Stallone have seen better days.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
January 26, 2014
So, yes, Grudge Match is an act of cultural vandalism. But, as sacrilege goes, it's reasonably diverting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
January 26, 2014
If you like gags about decrepitude, Segal's bought in the motherload.
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
January 25, 2014
Not really a boxing movie for boxing aficionados, but there is a ghastly fascination for these 60 somethings behaving like 30 somethings and looking like weird somethings, each in their own way
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
January 25, 2014
It's low on laughs and tries too hard, but the fact De Niro and Stallone are back in the ring giving it their best shot brings veteran entertainment value. The problem lies with the shallow, lack-lustre script
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