Grudge Match Reviews

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January 23, 2014
Never have I wanted to un-see a film more badly than this.
January 23, 2014
Sly and Bobby duke it out in a massively underwhelming geriatric title fight.
January 3, 2014
By the time Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro start training for the big match -- it's called Grudgment Day -- you give in because, surprisingly, both actors have reported for duty, especially De Niro.
December 26, 2013
This one probably never could have been a contender.
December 26, 2013
Pleasant but underwhelming, it feels like something that belongs on the undercard, never reaching the heights of a main event.
December 26, 2013
"Grudge Match" at its core is an affront to the cinema gods, an attempt to capitalize off two iconic films for a few cheap laughs.
December 26, 2013
The jokes are clumsy, the dramatic scenes stale and lifeless; like the climactic bout, the movie itself is a freak show, a fantasy matchup between two icons with nothing better to do than spend down their legacies.
December 26, 2013
Stick with your memories of Rocky Balboa and Jake La Motta, because "Grudge Match" isn't a fight worth fighting.
December 26, 2013
It broke my nostalgia, casting a gloomy dark cloud over my memories of "Rocky" and "Raging Bull." I didn't need to see this.
December 25, 2013
This is a wretched movie, trading on characters we revere, yet doing nothing to honor them.
December 24, 2013
The picture itself isn't awful. It's just listless and lackluster with lots of dead air between the laughs.
December 24, 2013
The underlying premise of Grudge Match is appealing, even if the execution is lackluster.
December 24, 2013
A match-up that comes about three decades late.
December 24, 2013
Drab and plodding as a matter of principle.
December 24, 2013
The result is maybe more interesting than we might have expected, but it's not particularly funny.
December 24, 2013
[An] overlong, drab, not-so-funny sports comedy ...
December 24, 2013
Even by low standards, Grudge Match is astonishingly undercooked.
December 24, 2013
When Razor and the Kid are supposed to be publicly promoting their bout and instead devolve into bickering buffoonery, there's nothing but ill-timed punch lines where the chemistry between Stallone and De Niro should be.
December 24, 2013
Grudge Match reeks not of ringside liniment and sweat but rather a late-career cash grab for its stars as they exploit far better work done years earlier.
December 24, 2013
While Stallone (67) and De Niro (70) have done a commendable job keeping their waistlines in check, the vision of the two actors shuffling about the ring in an awkwardly choreographed slapfest is not inspiring.
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