Grudge Match Reviews

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December 18, 2019
Muhammad Ali may have had the ability to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee, but 2013's Grudge Match can do no more than stumble around like a cockroach that's taken a direct hit from a can of Raid.
August 29, 2019
A lackluster gimmick, an instantly forgettable malaise cashing in on preceding run-of-the-mill sports folklore.
December 11, 2018
I don't want to sound like some butthurt feminist here, but if a Mike Tyson cameo is the least misogynistic part of your movie, you have a problem.
November 29, 2017
A botched high-concept premise, Grudge Match wallows in the sentimentality that seems to be an integral part of too many boxing movies.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
February 13, 2014
Two old guys get into the ring and start punching each other. Whoever the winner is, it sure ain't cinema.
February 13, 2014
Predictable 'oldie' jokes about mobility scooters, farts and 'moobs' abound in a film that can't decide if it's a low-denominator, wobbly-kneed comedy or a hotdog-for-brains version of The Wrestler.
February 6, 2014
Working from a cobbled-together screenplay by Tim Kelleher and Rodney Rothman, director Peter Segal pretty much goes through the motions.
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.
January 28, 2014
Umpteen rounds of flabby, lacklustre "dramedy" that was probably much more fun on paper.
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.
January 26, 2014
If you like gags about decrepitude, Segal's bought in the motherload.
January 25, 2014
Grudge Match is like a lumbering old heavyweight, it's every body jab parried, every right hook deflected.
January 24, 2014
There's nothing you won't see coming, from the plot to the preponderance of weight gags that generally end with "but you ate it".
January 24, 2014
Stallone looks like someone who chooses his next project with the aid of a blindfold and a dartboard.
January 24, 2014
An embarrassment from start to finish.
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