An outsider teen acclimating to a new school finds a home in a reclusive teenaged fight club in this... read more drama from Cry_Wolf director Jeff Wadlow. Jake Tyler (Sean Faris) has just moved with his family to Orlando, FL. While Jake isn't exactly comfortable being the new kid in town, his younger brother, Charlie (Wyatt Smith), is an aspiring professional tennis star who might just have what it takes to break big. But Charlie isn't the only talented athlete in the family, because Jake used to be something of a hotshot on the gridiron -- at least back home. Here in Orlando, Jake is considered something of a hothead thanks to his penchant for brawling. In an attempt to better fit in with his new classmates, Jake accepts flirtatious classmate Baja's (Amber Heard) invitation to a raucous party. There, the short-fused newcomer is lured into a fight and badly beaten by local bully Ryan McCarthy (Cam Gigandet). But a beam of hope shines through the humiliation when a classmate who sees potential in the defeated fighter informs Jake of a local MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) program run by Jean Roqua (Djimon Hounsou). Despite Jake's preconceived notions regarding MMA, he quickly discovers that it's not just another form of street fighting but a rich new art form that he longs to master. As Roqua takes Jake under his tutelage, it soon becomes apparent that in order to become a true MMA champion, Jake will have to learn patience, discipline, willingness, and reason. This isn't just a quest for revenge, but an opportunity for Jake to finally find out what kind of man he truly is. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
It's about an attention whore fighter who wants to fight an emotional wreck because he got famous for beating people up on YouTube
Reviewed 4 months days ago
. Guys should enjoy the fight scenes and be thankful that there is no wax-on, wax-off or ?catching chickens? type training t
Reviewed 22 months days ago
actually pretty good, i was expecting bad acting and pretty carapy fight scenes. It was a good movie really good fight scenes and lessons too!!!
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Haunted by a tragic past, ex-Marine Tommy Conlon (Hardy) returns home for the first time in fourteen... read more years to enlist the help of his father (Nick Nolte) to train for SPARTA, the biggest winner-takes-all event in mixed martial arts history. A former wrestling prodigy, Tommy blazes a path toward the championship while his brother, Brendan (Edgerton), an ex-fighter-turned teacher, returns to the ring in a desperate bid to save his family from financial ruin. But when Brendan's unlikely, underdog rise sets him on a collision course with the unstoppable Tommy, the two brothers must finally confront each other and the forces that pulled them apart, facing off in the most soaring, soul stirring, and unforgettable climax that must be seen to be believed. -- (C) Lionsgate
. Superbly crafted fight scenes and a rich plot. Brutal but with a tenderness you would not expect. Utterly unforgettab
Reviewed 4 months days ago
Million dollar baby and the fighter have raised the bar for fight movies. The acting is great with a good story but its familiar
Reviewed 6 months days ago
. Basically all testosterone, and mindless fighting. I was way wrong, and I was surprised of how much I enjoyed this film.
Tim Allen and Chiwetel Ejiofor co-star in writer/director David Mamet's martial arts drama Redbelt. ... read moreEjiofor plays Mike Terry, a jujitsu master who co-runs a very modest martial arts studio in Los Angeles with his bossy wife, Sondra (Alice Braga). Mike demonstrates an unwavering commitment to his craft and draws a cadre of defiantly loyal pupils including Joe (Max Martini), an LAPD cop. All told, it appears that he has chosen a peaceful and conflict-free path in life. The dedicated martial artist's fate takes an unanticipated turn, however, one evening when a young woman named Laura (Emily Mortimer) bursts into the academy in a state of near hysteria, and reaches for a policeman's gun when he tries to restrain her. One thing leads to another, and before long, Laura is regularly receiving martial arts lessons from Mike. As master begins to teach pupil and his martial arts philosophies emerge, his path also crisscrosses with that of a Hollywood movie star, Chet Frank (Tim Allen), when he saves the fellow from a beating at a local club and gets invited (along with Sondra) to Chet's house for dinner. Chet extends gestures of friendship, and Mike's guard breaks down; he speaks openly and candidly of a special martial arts method he employs that requires one of the participants to "assume a handicap." In time, the association with Chet leads to involvement in the motion-picture industry, and relations with a bevy of characters who aren't exactly what they seem -- including a pay-per-view fight mogul (Ricky Jay) and Chet's slimy and manipulative manager (Joe Mantegna). ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
. This was basically a fighting film with hardly any fight scenes. In addition, the fight scenes that were present were ver
Reviewed 4 years days ago
just bringing people's stories together, and finally you realize that Mike Terry is being set up to fight a fight he wants to have nothing to do with. At the very end you finally make all the necessar
Reviewed 4 years days ago
. The fight scenes could have been better to give the moviegoer more excitment but overall it was a descen
A slightly dimwitted amateur boxer from Philadelphia's tough neighborhood gets a surprise shot at fi... read moreghting for the heavyweight championship, while at the same time he finds love in the arms of a shy, reclusive girl who works in the local pet store.
EXCELLENT!! the greatest film of all time blood death punching action everywere you look practicein
Reviewed 11 months days ago
Then when times are real slow I become a wuss and fight with my gloves on
Reviewed 18 months days ago
excellent movie about boxing with only ten minutes of an actual fight. it's about more than the sport.
Mark Wahlberg stars in Paramount Pictures' inspirational docudrama exploring the remarkable rise of ... read moreMassachusetts-born, junior welterweight title winner "Irish" Micky Ward. A determined pugilist whose career in the ring was shepherded by his loyal half-brother, Dicky (Christian Bale) -- a hard-living boxer-turned-trainer whose own career in the ring was nearly sent down for the count due to drugs and crime -- perennial underdog Irish Micky rebounded from a disheartening series of defeats to win both the WBU Intercontinental Lightweight title and the WBU Light Welterweight title thanks to a fierce combination of determination and hard work. David O. Russell directs from a script by 8 Mile's Scott Silver and Paul Attanasio (The Bourne Ultimatum). ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
. The fight sequences are poorly filmed, but ironically the fight is only a vehicle to a more important th
Reviewed 9 months days ago
The fighter is a modern day Rocky that may well take it by a split decision over the old Sly classic.
Reviewed 10 months days ago
. Bale was superb. Worth watching....I know Bale & Walberg trained hard to perform all the fight scenes. Again, an enjoyable home movie.
An American abroad is introduced to the heady but dangerous pleasures of violence in this powerful d... read morerama from Great Britain. Matt Buckner (Elijah Wood) is a journalism student from America who is expelled from college when his roommate sets him to take the fall after drugs are found in their dorm room. Needing time to sort out what his next move should be, Matt travels to London to visit his sister Shannon (Claire Forlani), who has married British Steve Dunham (Marc Warren). As it happens, Matt arrives at a less than opportune moment, and he ends up spending his first evening in the U.K. with Steve's brother Pete (Charlie Hunnam). Pete hangs out with a "firm" of friends who call themselves "the Green Street Elite" and are passionate fans of the West Ham United football club (Matt quickly discovers calling British football "soccer" is an easy way to get your teeth knocked out). Pete has little use for Matt until the Green Street Elite get into a dust-up with another firm; Matt turns out to be a fierce if inexperienced fighter, and discovers he enjoys the kick of street brawling. Matt is cautiously accepted by Pete and the other members of the firm, and is soon absorbed into the very British world of violent football fandom. But when Pete and his friends learn that Matt studied journalism, they begin to suspect he's a reporter doing an undercover piece on hooliganism, and they set out to teach him an ugly lesson about loyalty. The debut feature film from British director Lexi Alexander, Green Street Hooligans (initially shown simply as Hooligans) was the first film ever to win both the Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the South by Southwest Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Fun and cool, but it's like fight club without the cleverness and philosophical and sociological significance.
Reviewed 5 days days ago
If you like fight club, or any good movie ever made watch this movie.
Reviewed 20 months days ago
. But I still thought it was believable and moving and very interesting to watch. The fight scenes were very brutal, yes, but they served a purpose and it didn't seem like they were only