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Undisputed Reviews

April 3, 2017
Drawing on torn-from-the-headlines events and B-movie history, Hill and his co-writer, David Giler, fill out their premise with hardboiled irony and gusto.
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.
September 6, 2002
Hill looks to be going through the motions, beginning with the pale script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 30, 2002
Walter Hill's prison-boxing flick Undisputed could have been a great B, but it represents a failure of nerve.
August 29, 2002
A shrewd and splendidly volatile B movie structured around a highly original gambit of suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 27, 2002
If Hill isn't quite his generation's Don Siegel (or Robert Aldrich), it's because there's no discernible feeling beneath the chest hair; it's all bluster and cliché.
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.
August 24, 2002
An average B-movie with no aspirations to be anything more.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 23, 2002
Even by its own please-the-mob standards, this movie is lacking.
August 23, 2002
So gritty it'll get under your fingernails.
August 23, 2002
After a stretch of questionable projects like Last Man Standing and Supernova, Hill has rebounded with a boxing pic so purely pugilistic that nothing impinges on the main event.
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
August 23, 2002
Amazingly lame.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
August 23, 2002
A muscular, no-nonsense genre pic.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 23, 2002
A terrific B movie -- in fact, the best in recent memory.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 23, 2002
Coy but exhilarating, with really solid performances by Ving Rhames and Wesley Snipes.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 23, 2002
Undisputed isn't exactly memorable, and as far as its prison setting goes, it has nothing on HBO's infinitely more brutal Oz. But as late-summer time killers go, you could do worse.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 23, 2002
After a string of mediocre summer B movies like XXX and Blue Crush masquerading as big deals, it's refreshing to see an action-drama that doesn't pretend to be anything other than what it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 23, 2002
Walter Hill's Undisputed is like a 1940s Warner Bros. B picture, and I mean that as a compliment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
August 23, 2002
Despite creative flourishes here and there ... Undisputed is ultimately destined for one of those "guy movie" marathons on cable TV.
August 23, 2002
Finally, a genre movie that delivers -- in a couple of genres, no less.
Read More | Original Score: B+
August 23, 2002
Undisputed is a brutally efficient if unsurprising prison melodrama boasting no-frills performances by Ving Rhames and Wesley Snipes.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 23, 2002
The only suspense comes from wondering just how loud the flesh-pounding, bone-crushing sound effects will get.
August 22, 2002
A lean, mean, vastly entertaining fight movie.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 22, 2002
At times, the picture seems to have been edited with a blowtorch. But it gets the job done efficiently and swiftly.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 22, 2002
Walter Hill's Undisputed, a boxing/prison picture as smart as it is brawny, shows what seasoned Hollywood pros can still accomplish without pretensions and overwhelming special effects.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 22, 2002
Undisputed may be the best hip-hop prison boxing movie ever, though I'm hard-pressed to name another one.
Read More | Original Score: B+
August 22, 2002
While Undisputed isn't exactly a high, it is a gripping, tidy little movie that takes Mr. Hill higher than he's been in a while.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 22, 2002
A lean, surprisingly artful programmer, closer in spirit to something like Don Siegel's Riot in Cell Block 11 than to typical boxing fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 60/100
August 22, 2002
It should have been more memorable, but at least it doesn't stumble in the ring.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 22, 2002
Too slow for a younger crowd, too shallow for an older one.
Read More | Original Score: D+
August 20, 2002
A lean and mean thriller that, no disrespect intended, is in the best B-movie tradition.