Although it employs (read wallows) in just about every film cliché EVER, this film, set in the near future has enough cool CGI and an underdog mentality to make it passing entertainment; but oh those clichés! From sappy strings in the Danny Elfman score, swelling whenever someth...
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Directed by: Shawn Levy
Release Date: October 7, 2011
DVD Release Date: January 24, 2012
Stats: 9,742 reviews
Flixster Reviews (9,742)
November 5, 2012
October 10, 2012
In a near future where human boxing has been replaced by bouts fought by giant mechanical robots, an ex-fighter and deadbeat dad bonds with his estranged son while taking a scrapyard reject to the championship. Rocky gets robotic in this borderline sci fi that takes the familiar ...
October 3, 2012
A different and fun look on the action genre which is both involving and cheerful.
August 6, 2012fb1563632850
want to see it
July 29, 2012
I almost can't believe how low the score that critics gave to this movie.. Well perhaps they're hoping for a movie with a lot of action packs but instead they got a drama movie packed with some action about robot boxing.. The only weak point of this movie is they didn't have the ...
May 22, 2012
Directed by Shawn Levy, Dreamworks Studios, 2011. Starring Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo, Evangeline Lilly, Anthony Mackie and Hope Davis.
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi.
Question: Do you ever go to the movies with the intention of seeing one movie but get talked into seeing anot...
April 26, 2012
i really had a good time with this one. i watched it on a day when my brain was fried, so to soak in simple entertainment was needed and watching these robots beat the tar out of each other was awesome. not usually my kind of film, but reminded me of the types of films i grew u...
April 16, 2012
I feel sorry for the clever computer special effects people, their brilliant work is ultimately ruined thanks to an awful story, awful acting and awful direction. The general idea is sound but a near distant future where Robot boxing has taken over from Human boxing ultimately du...
March 20, 2012
A decent film I liked more than I thought I would. Great production including Stan Winston's former studio doing life size bots, Steven Speilberg as Eexc producer, cool cast and neat SFX. Kinda Rocky for Robots but a nice feel good vibe to it.
March 4, 2012
You know...the usual, great FX, good story, good acting. Enough to spend a nice weekend with popcorn.
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