Grudge Match Reviews

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January 8, 2020
Grudge Match pulls no punches. A trip down memory lane for many of us, a fun-filled often tongue-in-cheek nod to cinema legends, it wins every round. Ding, Ding!
June 8, 2019
Equivalent to finding an old Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots in the attic, gripping the dust-covered handles and rockin' 'n' sockin' for a whole two hours before re-boxing it up for good.
March 7, 2019
Too unfocused to be memorable but not so boring as to be considered a complete waste, Grudge Match is far from the essential sports flicks its actors have starred in, but it's watchable nonetheless.
November 29, 2017
Grudge Match becomes less a celebration of the real and fictional characters from boxing past (La Motta was a real person) and more a critique of society's bloodlust.
November 17, 2017
[The] emotional angle in the film allows Stallone to deliver some surprisingly effective emotional monologues.
March 7, 2017
Somewhat formulaic, but a lot of fun regardless.
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 30, 2014
Although it pretty much just revels in its own crapulence, I enjoyed Grudge Match.
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?
January 26, 2014
So, yes, Grudge Match is an act of cultural vandalism. But, as sacrilege goes, it's reasonably diverting.
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
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
January 24, 2014
For all its many flaws, Grudge Match wins you over - but it's a points decision!
January 24, 2014
It's a little annoying that this high-concept marketing project (Rocky vs Raging Bull!) is as entertaining as it is: we want to hate it, as tired actors are sending up their own faded images.
January 23, 2014
Mildly hypnotic.
January 23, 2014
Grudge Match doesn't quite deliver on its Rocky vs Raging Bull premise but it remains watchable thanks to engaging, committed performances and a script that knows how to effectively marshal its multiple clichs.
January 22, 2014
If it left out the sugary moments, it would have been a solid comedic romp about former rivals finding pride and peace through punching the geriatric juice out of each other. (Review: Nathalie Lawson)
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