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Undisputed Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
A forgettable prison boxing movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
It's dead in the water before the climax.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
[A] rock-hard, streamlined "B" movie.
Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com
March 5, 2006
A solid, efficient B movie that holds the screen masterfully for an all-too-brief 90 minutes.
| Original Score: 7/10
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 7, 2005
As with any boxing movie or fight card, the main event doesn't come until the very end, and like too many pay-per-view packages the undercard is underwhelming.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark Collette
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
September 20, 2004
We have no idea where these characters have been, so we don't care where they're going.
| Original Score: 1/4
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
April 6, 2004
Too reliant on its already-dated "topicality" and listlessly coasting on a laundry list of prisonyard plot points.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
...a B picture in an era that doesn't really allow for them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
July 25, 2003
A história se desenvolve de forma curiosa, mas a luta final deixa a desejar.
| Original Score: 3/5
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
June 27, 2003
In a better movie, we wouldn't feel compelled to choose which fighter to root for.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Bryan Reesman
Citysearch
February 21, 2003
"Undisputed" could have been compelling, but it ultimately plays out as a standard prison action movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Ron Bishow
Katrillion.com
December 17, 2002
At 90 minutes this movie is short, but it feels much longer.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
December 16, 2002
Undisputed barely rises above the ordinary, but it does combine action, prisons, and boxing, boasts a good cast, and throws in some undisguised sociopolitical commentary.
| Original Score: 5/10
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
October 28, 2002
Can best be described as Animal House with bars, a fantasy musical maximum security joint.
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Josef Braun
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
September 30, 2002
Writer/director Walter Hill is in his hypermasculine element here, once again able to inject some real vitality and even art into a pulpy concept that, in many other hands would be completely forgettable.
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Dan Fienberg
L.A. Weekly
September 26, 2002
With flashbulb editing as cover for the absence of narrative continuity, Undisputed is nearly incoherent, an excuse to get to the closing bout ... by which time it's impossible to care who wins.
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
September 9, 2002
To be sure, this is a very thin premise, but it's remarkable how efficiently Hill layers it with suggestion and meaning.
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Steve Tilley
Jam! Movies
September 6, 2002
Undisputed is the kind of flick that could put hair on your chest and a swagger in your stride, assuming you don't actually drown in the testosterone that pours off the screen like the sweat flying from Ving Rhames's bald head.
| Original Score: 3/5

Jam! Movies
September 6, 2002
[Hill] stretches credulity to the breaking point is in asking us to believe that there are actually two pro athletes in America who would have to stay in prison long enough that the arrangements for such a fight could be made.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
September 6, 2002
Hill looks to be going through the motions, beginning with the pale script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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