Tough Enough Reviews

  • Aug 04, 2015

    It's a hillbilly Rocky.

    It's a hillbilly Rocky.

  • Apr 11, 2015

    Not Rocky but you root and hell ya even cheer forArtie.

    Not Rocky but you root and hell ya even cheer forArtie.

  • May 13, 2014

    This one's disappointing. It has everything going for it ... Dennis Quaid, Pam Grier, Warren Oates (in his final role), Wilford Brimley, Richard Fleisher directing ... and it's about country music and fighting and opens with a wet t shirt contest. It manages to do next to nothing with all this. It's all centered around the fighting and the fighting just isn't very good.

    This one's disappointing. It has everything going for it ... Dennis Quaid, Pam Grier, Warren Oates (in his final role), Wilford Brimley, Richard Fleisher directing ... and it's about country music and fighting and opens with a wet t shirt contest. It manages to do next to nothing with all this. It's all centered around the fighting and the fighting just isn't very good.

  • Nov 14, 2012

    Struggling country singer earns dollars by entering a toughman competition. His music fortunes could be better guided by avoiding taking the stage after wet t-shirt contests; that and maybe a more dynamic name than Art Long. There are moments that work here. Quaid, to his credit, sings a number of songs in the film. Sadly, this was Warren Oates last film. Film was released against RETURN OF THE JEDI, and thus was largely forgotten.

    Struggling country singer earns dollars by entering a toughman competition. His music fortunes could be better guided by avoiding taking the stage after wet t-shirt contests; that and maybe a more dynamic name than Art Long. There are moments that work here. Quaid, to his credit, sings a number of songs in the film. Sadly, this was Warren Oates last film. Film was released against RETURN OF THE JEDI, and thus was largely forgotten.

  • Sean G Super Reviewer
    Nov 29, 2011

    I should watch this again. MMA eat your heart out.

    I should watch this again. MMA eat your heart out.

  • May 31, 2011

    this is a fantastic film must watch

    this is a fantastic film must watch

  • Apr 19, 2011

    <a href="http://cooltext.com"><img src="http://images.cooltext.com/2058625.png" alt="My Review" /></a></a> <b><i>"I get five thousand bucks if I win tomorrow night. See, preliminaries were tonight, and the finals are tomorrow night."</b></i> Meet Art Long. He was a family man, a singer, and unemployed...and about to become the toughest man in America. All he has to do to get everything he wants is knock down five different guys in one night as part of the televised Toughman Contest that would win him prize money and the chance to appear on national television. But is he tough enough for the challenge? Released on May 20, 1983, <i>Tough Enough</i> was one of the many little-seen movies that appeal to me even though I was only born four years after its release, therefore making one of the few youngest people knowing this one. But with a real good western theme and an appearance by Dennis Quaid who is one of my favorite actors, it is a movie that I couldn't ignore, since it was the latter that contributed to my viewing interest. The storyline here is action-packed for its fights, dramatic for surviving its struggles, and romantic for the relationship between the boxer and his wife. Quaid does his leading character as a skillful fighter with natural abilities as well as an artist with a voice that he was very impressive in his acting performance. <div style="width:345px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com/photos/tough-enough-12243237"><img src="http://content7.flixster.com/photo/12/24/32/12243237_gal.jpg" border="0"/></a><div style="text-align:center;font-size:10px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com">Flixster</a> - Share Movies</div></div> Overall, I can say that <i>Tough Enough</i> is tough enough to be a <i>Rocky</i> clone but without rules and a great movie that packs a punch. I recommend it to fans of either or both sports (especially boxing) or Dennis Quaid.

    <a href="http://cooltext.com"><img src="http://images.cooltext.com/2058625.png" alt="My Review" /></a></a> <b><i>"I get five thousand bucks if I win tomorrow night. See, preliminaries were tonight, and the finals are tomorrow night."</b></i> Meet Art Long. He was a family man, a singer, and unemployed...and about to become the toughest man in America. All he has to do to get everything he wants is knock down five different guys in one night as part of the televised Toughman Contest that would win him prize money and the chance to appear on national television. But is he tough enough for the challenge? Released on May 20, 1983, <i>Tough Enough</i> was one of the many little-seen movies that appeal to me even though I was only born four years after its release, therefore making one of the few youngest people knowing this one. But with a real good western theme and an appearance by Dennis Quaid who is one of my favorite actors, it is a movie that I couldn't ignore, since it was the latter that contributed to my viewing interest. The storyline here is action-packed for its fights, dramatic for surviving its struggles, and romantic for the relationship between the boxer and his wife. Quaid does his leading character as a skillful fighter with natural abilities as well as an artist with a voice that he was very impressive in his acting performance. <div style="width:345px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com/photos/tough-enough-12243237"><img src="http://content7.flixster.com/photo/12/24/32/12243237_gal.jpg" border="0"/></a><div style="text-align:center;font-size:10px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com">Flixster</a> - Share Movies</div></div> Overall, I can say that <i>Tough Enough</i> is tough enough to be a <i>Rocky</i> clone but without rules and a great movie that packs a punch. I recommend it to fans of either or both sports (especially boxing) or Dennis Quaid.

  • Mar 25, 2011

    Um, yeah...pathetic. Dennis Quaid BOXING??? Who's bright idea was this one??

    Um, yeah...pathetic. Dennis Quaid BOXING??? Who's bright idea was this one??

  • Mar 11, 2011

    This has always been one of my favorites. Revisiting it tonight reminded me of why I've always loved it...and "Gay Bob and a close friend" remains one of the greatest movie quotes ever!

    This has always been one of my favorites. Revisiting it tonight reminded me of why I've always loved it...and "Gay Bob and a close friend" remains one of the greatest movie quotes ever!

  • Randy T Super Reviewer
    Aug 08, 2009

    I have an odd connection to <i>Tough Enough</i>. When I got out of the service in 1986 I went to work in Dallas. One of my coworkers was a big burly dude named Larry. When film crews came to town, as they often did, Larry would go down and line up to be an extra or walk-on. I asked him if it was ever worth the time and effort and he told me about the tiny, non-speaking role he had in this obscure film called 'Tough Enough'. I searched the video stores and found a copy to rent. If you freeze frame one of the fight scenes you can see Larry in the ring being defeated by another 'actor'. The next day at work Larry asked me what I thought. "It was cool to see you but the film wasn't all that great" I said. Larry didn't speak to me for weeks. Apparently I insulted his artistic integrity.

    I have an odd connection to <i>Tough Enough</i>. When I got out of the service in 1986 I went to work in Dallas. One of my coworkers was a big burly dude named Larry. When film crews came to town, as they often did, Larry would go down and line up to be an extra or walk-on. I asked him if it was ever worth the time and effort and he told me about the tiny, non-speaking role he had in this obscure film called 'Tough Enough'. I searched the video stores and found a copy to rent. If you freeze frame one of the fight scenes you can see Larry in the ring being defeated by another 'actor'. The next day at work Larry asked me what I thought. "It was cool to see you but the film wasn't all that great" I said. Larry didn't speak to me for weeks. Apparently I insulted his artistic integrity.