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Grudge Match

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10 Jan, 2014 1 hr 54 mins A
Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Kim Basinger, Kevin Hart, Alan Arkin, Jon Bernthal
Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Kim Basinger, Kevin Hart, Alan Arkin, Jon Bernthal
Peter Segal
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3.5
Synopsis
The training sequences in the film are sluggish and intentionally funny.
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Story: Two retired boxers are persuaded to get into the ring for one last fight. However, the match-up also opens up some old wounds. Who will win? And will they settle their issues once and for all?

Review: At first, the thought of two senior citizens getting into a ring to punch each other might make you baulk a little. After all, former ace boxers Henry 'Razor' Sharp (Stallone) and Billy 'The Kid' McDonnen (De Niro) are beset with all the aches and creaky joints of old age. After hanging up his boxing gloves, Sharp has been working in a steel mill while the savvy Billy has made the most out of his fame and is hungry for more. It doesn't take much convincing from fast-talking promoter Dante Slate Jr. (Hart) to win them over. In Sharp's case, a $15,000 fee for shooting a promo spot sweetens the deal.

Next comes the task of selecting their trainers. Sharp looks to his former trainer Louis 'Lightning Conlon (Arkin) to get him into flying-fist form again. Arkin's Conlon, with his colourful expressions and dirty-old-man vibe, plays off in a nice contrast to Sharp's droopy, dour one-liners. And when she watches news about the upcoming match (wistfully dubbed 'Grudgement Day'), out of the blue pops Sally Rose (Basinger) who has a bit of a history with Sharp. As for Billy, he has an estranged son, the curiously-named BJ (Bernthal) who accosts him in the gym.

Their emotional distance is eventually put aside and BJ agrees to train The Kid for the final showdown. But it's not all that straightforward. It turns out that Sally is the reason for the rift between the two brutes. This emotional angle in the film allows Stallone to deliver some surprisingly effective emotional monologues.

The training sequences are sluggish and intentionally funny and indeed much of the film's humour plays off on their respective ages. But that's all secondary to the fact that these two once played the legendary characters Rocky Balboa and Jake LaMotta. These veterans still pack in their punches for sure.
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In a world arts culture awash in relativism, DiNiro and Stallone exist to define the boundary of no taste otherwise we should not know it by ts absence. The tragedy here is not that the film is as bad as PB describes but that it takes itself seriously and therefore can not be considered camp because it is intended as as serious effort. Very understated review by PB. It says a great deal that the film did not even have the sophisticated awfulness to inspire PB to outrage and invective. Depressing.
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