Real Steel Reviews

November 14, 2018
It's more of a throwback to Horatio Alger's Ragged Dick, a rags-to-middle-class-respectability tale about the humble joy of old-fashioned decency.
November 14, 2018
It's as corny as Kansas, but the mix of old fashioned heart and new fangled animatronic cyber tech will make this picture a winner for fathers and sons.
November 6, 2018
All things considered, it is a well-wrought piece of entertainment, confidently paced, although its necessary subplots are little more than dutiful filler sandwiched between fight sequences.
October 17, 2011
Its remote-controlled emotional responses leave little room for genuine uplift.
October 14, 2011
From the billboards you might think this is another Transformers movie-heaven help us-when in fact, Real Steel is a cross between Rocky and The Champ.
October 11, 2011
Satisfyingly sturdy and no-nonsense, a multiplex monster smartly constructed from tried-and-trusted parts.
October 7, 2011
Thanks to an admittedly corny script, some amazing fight scenes, and a terrific cast, "Real Steel's" actually a winner by split decision.
October 7, 2011
Surely a story as elementary and essentially derivative as this one could be told in less than 127 minutes.
October 7, 2011
They should call this overloud, underwhelming movie Real Steal.
October 7, 2011
Real Steel, a heartwarming sci-fi sports movie about a father and son who reunite through robot boxing, testifies to the formidable power of ridiculousness.