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.
March 5, 2006
A solid, efficient B movie that holds the screen masterfully for an all-too-brief 90 minutes.
August 1, 2003
...a B picture in an era that doesn't really allow for them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 29, 2002
A shrewd and splendidly volatile B movie structured around a highly original gambit of suspense.
August 28, 2002
Like Undisputed itself, Snipes' bravura turn is a throwback to no-frills old-school macho in the Eastwood-McQueen mold.
August 25, 2002
It's as raw and action-packed an experience as a ringside seat at a tough-man contest.
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.
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.
August 23, 2002
It isn't Raging Bull, but at least it could give Play it to the Bone a knockout in five.