Generally favorable reviews- based on 70 Ratings
Dec 25, 2013The humor and fun tone of Grudge Match keeps it light and entertaining as you make your way through the formulaic plot. Film buffs will enjoy seeing Rocky Balboa and Jake LaMotta fighting on the big screen. The movie will not survive as a classic, and makes a strange choice for Christmas, but offers a little more than expected.… Full Review »
Jan 25, 2014Grudge Match tells the story of two boxers Henry " Razor " Sharpe ( Sylvester Stallone ) and Billy "The Kid" McDonagh (Robert De Niro ) Won each other for one match . 30 years later, they met at a crucial Grudge Match . The film proved to be a comedy in the genre with great jokes and great acting.
Sylvester Stallone played perfectly " Razor ." His character soperezhivaeshdazhe knowing that he will win .
Robert De Niro is Sylvester Stallone opponent because his story is very touching.
Grudge Match is a very funny comedy with a great cast , good sauntrek and a good storyline .… Full Review »
Apr 3, 2014I came in not expecting too much but was very happy with the film.
Yes there were a few throwaway tribute gags to the old boxing films and by half way through things get a little predictable. But I can enjoy the virtues of the film.
The problem with modern films to me is that characters do things that don't make sense and just act to move the film forward, this incongruence is glaring but in this case each character was actually acting in character.
Not really a fan of DeNiro, his performances are usually that showy, he doesn't usually play an actual human being more panto villain. Stallone was his usual old self and didn't embarrass himself and everyone else in the case were great, Arkin didn't emulate Meredith at all which was a great choice and Hart was pretty amusing as the comedy relief.
The critic snobbery is of course no surprise, they hate anything with Stallone, this is fact. They could have written their reviews months ago, they are that predictable.
I'm giving it a ten because I liked the characters and script that's what I'm all about.… Full Review »