Redbelt Reviews

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January 28, 2020
What doesn't disappoint is Redbelt's satisfying retro flavor, a sense of pervasive corruption that immediately conjures up classic films noir.
November 13, 2019
While I won't go to the mat and rave about this film, I will say that despite an often lack of balance and the distracting "holes" in the story, what propels this film is the characters driving it with performances that are worthy of a blackbelt.
November 4, 2018
It's worth watching for the myriad of intriguing characters' performances, and to witness what happens when cynic Mamet goes Bruce Lee on us.
February 3, 2018
With Ejiofor standing above the rest, the performances are uniformly excellent.
December 15, 2017
It's about a contest between intelligence strength, leveraged by sleight of hand. The fight is fixed. So is the movie. Deal with it.
August 24, 2017
It's a bit disappointing that Redbelt doesn't go much beyond a redux of the same-old.
November 17, 2011
August 15, 2011
It's always fun to watch the Mamet stock company springing a trap on an unwary victim.
September 17, 2010
What threatened to be David Mamet's most vainglorious misfire since perpetually casting his wife instead turned into samurai noir -an eloquently profane, profanely eloquent eulogy for the purity of martial arts discipline in the face of profit.
August 26, 2009
A Kickboxer installment that got too big for its breeches
February 1, 2009
Redbelt seems like a rush job that relies too much on the quick fix. I'm very willing to suspend my disbelief, but Redbelt becomes outlandish.
October 18, 2008
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October 18, 2008
This Mametian thriller is worth watching for a terrific performance by Chiwetel Ejiofor, but it's hard to engage with the story and it loses its way in the final act.
October 18, 2008
October 1, 2008
The detail and clear devotion he has for the sport may actually have the effect of distancing the rest of audience from his film.
September 26, 2008
Redbelt, his latest, is a curious one, a movie that hints at greatness only to retreat, unpardonably, into genre convention.
September 26, 2008
The Mamet rhythms are pleasingly in place: the repetition-rich dialogue, the head-butting close-ups as men go ego to ego.
September 26, 2008
Exuding inner calm, Ejiofor is great. But he's badly let down by director David Mamet, whose contrived script goes to unbelievable lengths to weaken Mike's resolve.
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