Undisputed Reviews

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Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
[A] rock-hard, streamlined "B" movie.
Chuck O'Leary
March 5, 2006
A solid, efficient B movie that holds the screen masterfully for an all-too-brief 90 minutes.
| Original Score: 7/10
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
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.
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
September 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
September 9, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: B
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
Jeremiah Kipp
Matinee Magazine
August 30, 2002
Undisputed allows its social commentary to play out through the confident rhythms of a traditional fight picture. It's the fiercest political sneak attack of 2002.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Top Critic
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
August 29, 2002
A shrewd and splendidly volatile B movie structured around a highly original gambit of suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
August 28, 2002
Like Undisputed itself, Snipes' bravura turn is a throwback to no-frills old-school macho in the Eastwood-McQueen mold.
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
August 25, 2002
A simple tale, well told.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
August 25, 2002
It's as raw and action-packed an experience as a ringside seat at a tough-man contest.
| Original Score: 3/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
August 25, 2002
Rhames is a tightly harnessed bundle of fury, Snipes a restrained champion who seems to have made inner peace with the crime of passion that sent him away for life, and Falk a riveting delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Harvey S. Karten
August 24, 2002
Walter Hill continues doing what he does best, knocking out a visceral prison melodrama with a show-stealing role from Peter Falk.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kit Bowen
August 24, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Max Messier
August 23, 2002
It isn't Raging Bull, but at least it could give Play it to the Bone a knockout in five.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joe Leydon
San Francisco Examiner
August 23, 2002
The needle on the testosterone meter zips into the red zone during the opening moments of Undisputed and doesn't dip back down until the closing credits are complete.
| Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
August 23, 2002
So gritty it'll get under your fingernails.
Top Critic
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 19, 2004
Wilson Morales
May 13, 2003

Empire Magazine
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Boston Phoenix
August 31, 2002

Orlando Weekly
August 31, 2002
Cynthia Fuchs
Nitrate Online
August 23, 2002
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 23, 2002
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Arizona Republic
August 23, 2002
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AV Club
August 15, 2002
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