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Undisputed Reviews

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Top Critic
James Berardinelli
August 24, 2002
An average B-movie with no aspirations to be anything more.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
August 22, 2002
There is more plot and character development in Michael Jackson's music video for "Beat It" than in "Undisputed," a forgettable prison boxing movie.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
A forgettable prison boxing movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Michael Szymanski
August 21, 2002
Trying to be the black "Rocky" in prison, this movie is over-the-top and ridiculous to the point of being cartoony.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Scott Weinberg
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
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
August 27, 2002
I've got nobody to root for ... in a movie like this I want to root for one of the boxers in the ring.
Brian Orndorf
August 25, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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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Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
August 25, 2002
Undisputed, in my estimation, is one opponent that's definitely down for the count.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
It's dead in the water before the climax.
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
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
August 30, 2002
Dispiriting and obvious. ...a potentially complex movie drained of all complexity, and a drama drained of all consequence.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Rob Blackwelder
August 22, 2002
Overly stylized with lots of flash black-&-white freeze frames reminiscent of a pseudo-hip luxury car commercial, (it's) at its worst when it's actually inside the ring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
September 4, 2002
Gives us the option of choosing to root for either a vicious, unrepentant murderer or a vicious, unrepentant rapist.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 5/10
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
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 22, 2002
Too slow for a younger crowd, too shallow for an older one.
Read More | Original Score: D+
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
August 23, 2002
Listlessly directed and can't surmount the deja vu induced by the prison jumpsuits, tattoos, and scenes set near the community bench press.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
August 23, 2002
For all of Hill's effort, Undisputed still seems routine, and its hold on the audience is casual.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Mike Clark
USA Today
August 23, 2002
This is the kind of movie that gets a quick release before real contenders arrive in September.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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